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give anything, please do everybody. th captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> "good morning, washington." 4:30 is the time. straight ahead, after 17 months and $3 billion of spending president barack obama and mitt romney enter the final stretch before tuesday's election. we will look at the states they will visit. it is monday november 5. glad you are starting with us. >> let's get a look at the forecast. good morning. >> ood morning. the cool weather over the weekend is going over into the workweek. we have the cool trend will continue for the better part of the week but there are improvements in the seven-day forecast. we have a cloudy start but a
little more sunshine can be expected by this afternoon and we are watching a coastal storm expecting to develop for the middle of the week. it is looking more like a ran make are than a snow maker. 33 in the district. 40 in the suburbs. freeze warnings in effect for western and northern parts of the viewing area. you don't have much time to get any sensitive plans back indoors. in the 40's today with increasing sun. we have more about the seven-day forecast but now let's check the traffic. >> good morning. it is from the traffic center. no major drama or problems in virginia, district or maryland. but there is some road work maryland beltway outer loop leaving college park and silver spring. you see the arrow board with two left lanes blocked with the
long-term project between new hampshire avenue and university boulevard. at this hour it is causing no delay. 270 off to a quiet run. we will look at the springfield camera. virginia, interstate 95 approaching 395 and the beltway with no delay. >> it is 4:32 and the big story busy times for president obama and mitt romney on the eve of election did i. the president campaigning in wisconsin, iowa and ohio before heading to chicago. >> mitt romney will visit fairfax, virginia, florida and new hampshire. we have the latest on what is being called an extremely tight race. >> republican challenger mitt romney is chest being the campaign promising voters bipartisanship and real change. >> i will endeavor to find good men and women who care more about the country than about
politics. >> with polls showing it a dead heat the romney campaign is focused on turnout. in this field office in ohio volunteers call a list of voters they believe lean republican while others knock on doors. >> i haven't made up my mind. >> the romney campaign believes enthusiasm among the base and strength with independents will carry them to victory but there is the reality of the map. without ohio his path is difficult. that is why he is making a late play for pennsylvania. president obama spends his day focusing on three states the campaign hopes will be his fire wall, iowa wisconsin and ohio. if he can win them that would give him 271 electoral votes one more than needed to win. mitt romney's final stop is in new hampshire indian by his wife aefrpb and rocker kid rock before heading to boston for the big day testimony. >> abc 7 is on your side
tracking problems at the polls. share with us any problems that you might see from long lines to malfunctioning mention. visit our website at wjla.com/problems or on twitter poll problems or send an e-mail to poll problems at g-mail.com. stay with abc 7 your election station and wjla.com for election night coverage. we are teaming up with abc news for the presidential race and we will have our own reporters on the ground in boston and chicago with the presidential campaign headquarters and all races. our coverage begins tuesday night at 7:00. >> people in new york and new jersey dread being the thought of another storm as they try to deal with the aftermath of super storm sandy. tempers and frustrations high as long lines at gas as fema opened the first free gas distribution site. lights slowly coming on but too slowly for thousands of people.
>> it is starting to get cold. people are in homes that are uninhabitable. it will be increasingly clear they are uninhabitable when the temperature drops. >> the new york governor says they are facing a massive housing problem for people whose neighborhoods are in really bad shape. >> restaurants in our area trying to help out with the hurricane victims. the owners of 179 restaurant in georgetown donated 20% of sunday night sales to the american red cross and hurricane sandy relief fund. the d.c. restaurant group eat well helping out as they donate $2 from every bottle of won't know sold this month to help victims. >> amtrak is still trying to get up to speed. trains with reduced frequency on the northeast corridor including aksel la and northeast between boston, new york city and d.c. trains to and from new york city are subject to delay while repairs continue. to avoid long lines and sold out
trains make reservations and pay in advance. abc is dedicating today as a day of giving to raise minute for victims of sandy. doing its part to help we will donate a dollar to the red cross for every person who likes our faculty page g. to wjla.com/facebook to help out. >> katie couric one of several taking part. she will be on "good morning america" and you can look for more on the effort on her show that airs at 4:00 here. >> it is 4:36. wall street on the sidelines on the election. with more on that and a preview of the trading day we go to new york. >> good morning. stock futures quiet at the moment. a lot of it is the big story of the week with such a close race the election. as president obama and mitt romney tussle over the white house the fear is the united
states' failure to limit damage of the fiscal clip that could put us back in recessi down them down will be the topic of a discussion as the g-20 meeting continues in mexico. but economists are telling us here that the outcome of the election may really not even matter in terms of the economy because it is still on focus for growth and better teams ahead because consumers are spending more home prices are rebounding and banks are increasing lending but both candidates face the tough issue of reducing the $1.1 trillion federal budget deficit. chase and citibank continue to wave fees in areas hard hit by sandy and cable companies offering a break. we have dames the next hour. that is business news. ellen braitman for abc 7 news. >> it is 4:37 right now and we are looking at 40 degrees.
by this afternoon. 43 is the temperature. clouds keeping us a little warmer in the district. in the northwest a cool breeze 10 miles an hour. other temperatures across the area look how chilly it is in call peeper with 37. 39 in manassas. we have freeze warnings in the west and north of the metro area to expire at 8:00. if you have a chance to grab some flowers bring them inside. cooler than average. 47 to 52 and voting weather tomorrow looking good albeit chilly and we are tracking a coastal storm that will bring some rain and wind wednesday into thursday potentially a little wintry mix thursday morning but nothing to be too concerned about. jamie is thinking traffic bad. how is it right now? >> jackie you are funny because i look at that extended forecast all the time saying that might be a tough rush hour.
this morning it is quiet, dry pavement. a lot of construction work overnight around the beltway in the tysons area. north 95 up to the beltway no problems, here springfield. we are a-ok. into the nation's capital. no problems. quiet. 14th street bridge and lower 14th street good. back to you. >> 4:42. investigators try to figure out what sparked a fire at an arlington apartment building. it broke out about 6:00 sunday night in a basement apartment in the 2900 block of south glebe road. no word if anybody was hurt. >> investigators trying to figure out what started a fire at an adams morgan restaurant. it broke out around 8:00 on 18th street. no word on the extent of the
damage. >> a d.c. councilwoman will hold a hearing on the speed cameras to reduce the maximum fine for seven offenses from $125 to $50 and more transparent and accountable warning system. the hearing starts at 11:00 and will be in room 412 of the wilson building 1350 pennsylvania avenue northwest. >> 4:43 and let's look at news around prince george's county. people using the transit system the bus will pay more starring from $1 to $1.25 because of rising costs. another rough weekend for the redskins. >> not a good game. firms time back-to-back quarterback heisman trophy winners competed with the panthers' cam newton against robert griffin iii. the redskins didn't do enough to win.
21-13. mike shanahan didn't mince words. >> when you lose one like that you are playing to see who is going to be on your football team for years to come and now we have to evaluate players and see where we are. >> redskins fall it 3-6. they have a bye week before taking on the eagles november 18. one undefeated team atlanta held off dallas during the sunday night matchup 19-3. falcons are 8-0. cowboys 3-5. seven of the team's final eight games are against teams with losing records. not good for the redskins. it is 40 degrees. >> some security concerns at howard university following a brutal attack on campus. we have the details on charlie rose:
will you endorse president obama? colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in one of the... worst recessions we had seen in recent times... close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization... come back in the financial community. housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry. and the actions he's taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. and so, i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
>> a judge deciding whether the prosecutor overseeing the retrial of a former death row inmate can stay on the case. the attorney wants ray more row to be removed because he is too close to prince william commonwealth attorney paul ebert who first prosecuted wolf. the conviction and death steps in a 2001 killing were overturned last year. a person is scheduled to be in court for a status conference. she faces attempted murder in connection with the october 2011 incident in lanham. court records show she spent six years in a mental hospital after stabbing two people at montgomery mall in 2005. a canal late vigil will be held for a teenager hit by a car and killed. she was on the way to high school in germantown crossing germantown road when a car
strurbg her. no charges were filed. tonight tonight's vigil will be at 5:30 at seneca valley high school. >> more than 7,000 people now have signed a petition to be presented to the school board. many county schools start classes before 7:30 a.m. the supporters of later start time say it is not safe to be out before the sunrises and lack of sleep hinders academic performance. >> i cannot stay awake because it is too early. >> it is a public health issue. >> opponents say more school buzz buses would be required and cost more. they do double or triple duty driving high school students first then middle school and youngest. police investigating a shooting sunday morning in southeast d.c.
in 2:15. police and paerpls were called to ring road and found the body of a man with gunshot wounds. he was identified as andre jackson of southeast d.c. police are still looking for his killer. >> howard university students want to know what the school is going to -- doing to keep them safe after a student was sexually assaulted on campus. there will be a town hall meeting meeting. a 17-year-old is seen here in surveillance got into a third floor room and attacked a student at knifepoint. >> that really hit home for us. it was -- i couldn't sleep that same night. >> howard officials haven't said how exactly he was able to get into the dorm room. students suspect it was because security procedures involving i.d. checks were not being enforced. >> eleanor holmes norton focusing on public safety issues
tonight walking the mall. she will use it to look at police presence lighting and other measures. she started the annual walk on the mall after several were robbed in a matter of weeks in 2006. >> 4:51 is the time on monday. 40 degrees. >> up next a look at the weekend becomes office. seewashington's new movie
>> good morning to you. 4:53. let's check in with jackie on the force. >> very chilly start across the area. we have a little bit of cloud cover which is helping a few of us stay warm. a weak disturbance overhead but more sunshine in the afternoon. nice to see the sun yesterday. we have cold temperatures to contend with and freeze warning for many of our counties to the north and west of the metro area. temperatures will get down in the lower 30's this morning so any sensitive plants will be done for if you didn't bring them in. you might have a little bit of time to spare them. grab the mums or others. 38 in washington, 38 bethesda. it is chilly 37 and 38 in gainesville and 39 in centreville. high yesterday up to 53.
our average is 62. so we are definitely still on the cool side and that would be the trend throughout much of the week. we are tracking a storm system that could be moving south by tomorrow but eventually it will ride up the coast and bring in wet and windy weather for the middle of the week. today partly sunny and cool. high 47 to 52. let's check on traffic. >> it is a slow start. nice easy quiet. construction in tysons area wrapped up on the beltway on 66 toll road looks good. haven't picked up the last of the barrels on the maryland beltway. this is the beltway as you pass new hampshire on the way to 193 university boulevard left half blocked with the road work but just very light volume. just persistast new hampshire buzzing along. whaeten, glenmont, g. avenue
fine. con avenue toward chevy chase all open. virginia beltway lanes open. no delays off 95. back to you. >> it is week seven for the seven celebrities who are left on "dancing with the stars" and tonight two different dances to one song in a fusion dance. >> and do not expect eliminations this week because of the coverage of the presidential election. some were shocked by last week's elimination of sabrina ryan. some say the voting was affected by hurricane sandy. you will have to catch the show tonight 8:00 on abc 7. >> on the big screen disney's animated debuted at number one, $49 million. the strongest ever for an animation. second was denzel washington's new drama flight at $25 million followed by argo, man with the
iron fist and still time to take part in november. >> men are growing mustaches to raise awareness about men's health. it started in australia and came to u.s. 21 countries will participate this year. >> that will be fun looking for the mustaches. are you going to participate? >> no. >> it is 4:57 and 40 degrees outside. >> you don't want to see that. still ahead, we are getting an idea how metro is affected by super storm sandy. what the transit agency is saying about damage and amount of money lost because o
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