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announcer: now, abc 7 news at noon, on your side. outsidehen you step today, do not let the sun for you. it is chilly out there back. snow in the forecast for tonight. when and how much of it? doug hill is here with our winter weather alert. doug: they winter weather advisory goes into effect at 10:00 tonight across our area. just to the south, a winter storm watch.
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service can update these zones through the peninsula and to the south for a winter storm warning, or make them purple for everyone else with a winter storm advisory. satellite and radar, areas of blue showing snow. southeast, there is rain. so the circulation center is about here. it will take a trip across north carolina, off the coast, and intensify. it will be able to put down some snow, but it will not develop until 10:00 tonight it so increasing cloudiness, a lot of sunshine for a wild. temperature in the 40's, the ground is warm. the futurecast -- we will quickly run through that and give you the timing of snow, late tonight according to this model. look out quickly in the morning it gets out. we are thinking there is a good chance for the metro area that precipitation could be over during most of the rush-hour tomorrow morning, including clearing skies in the afternoon.
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southwest, east, one to two inches. anything more than that, it will be a narrow zone across southern maryland and the northern neck, and then we will be done with it. some potential impact, and we will explain more detail as to who it may be a problem for in the morning commute. no problem right now. no flakes out there at all, nice and dry pitch amy sullivan with the midday look. jamie: we do not have anything to worry about as far as the weather goes, but we do have a crash. if you travel through prince george's county on the outer loop of the beltway, north toward greenbelt, the crash at 450 with two right lanes blocked. because of that, you see the solid red line. currently at only about 10 miles per hour. getting throughout 4 toward 50 will take you five minutes. to show you how congested we are, this is right near 50 p can see how slow we a
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right lane. keep in mind, this is the heaviest spot. as we move back to the maps, of course we have the outer loop delays. for the most part, we are clear, no problems through alexandria, getting closer to springfield. top side of the beltway in great shape as well. some midday work happening right now in a few spots, nothing causing a huge delay. there is a crash in d.c. the closing on 14 street between shepherd and quincy street because of a pedestrian struck. anothere are following developing traffic story about one of the area possible to collect bridges, one you have probably trim and over before. it could be closed in just a couple of years. the national parks service says the 84-year-old memorial bridge needs a lot of work. gonzalez, john explains why the clock is ticking. john: if you drive a memorial
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him about 70,000 of us each day, you have probably seen a lot of orange fencing, barriers, and the cones. that is because a lot of different jobs have been done to the bridge in the past year. can you imagine driving into d.c. from arlington and not having this majestic, beautiful view? that is a possibility because the national park service is saying they have been able to do some of these patch-up jobs for many years, and they are getting ready to do another reinforcement. but the jobs are not enough at this point. so one of d.c.'s most popular bridges could potentially close for good. can you imagine that? it appears to be an option for the city. we have been told the steel supports underneath our rested through, and the concrete decking is practically gravel. it needs to be completely reconstructed, and it is not cheap -- about $250
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million. the park service says it does not have that kind of cash. there will be people coming to work either day, cycling as well. it will be a big change. without thisls say latest temporary fix, they would be forced to close this bridge in only three years. without the major overhaul, the entire reconstruction of the bridge, they would close by 2020. -- by 2021. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. jummy: federal prosecutors have charged a cleveland man with threatening both president obama and hillary clinton. avestigate a say he called secret service field office saying that he wanted to kill the president and the democratic presidential candidate. when questioned by agents, he said he was drinking and he really did not want to hurt anyone. joke or not, he will be in court next wednesday. the maryland now, where the state'
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decide if a baltimore police officer can be forced to testify against five fellow officers. the judges are hearing arguments -- the judges hearing argument as we speak. officer william porter to testify against his codefendants in the death of freddie gray. porter's trial ended in a hung jury. the state's attorney says his testimony will not be used against him in a retrial, but the defense argues requiring him to take the stand will violate his fifth amendment rights. ona story you will see only 7. two men are behind bars after montgomery county police say they were running a sex trafficking ring involving a teenage girl. we now know one of the suspects drove a school bus for prince george's county. kevin lewis is in rockville with details. kevin: police say this rockville red roof inn plus hotel served as a backdrop for a prostitution
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hired a 16-year-old girl around christmas, saying she would make $750 a night. they provided her with a cell minutes, $250 15 for two hours. raleigh mcclam claims to have had sex with her at the hotel claiming it was quality control. as a buscclam worked driver for nine months, up until last month. and still, many questions remain, including what bus routes he drove. administrators have not told us whether or not they notify parents that an alleged pimp of a 16-year-old girl drove their children to and from school. in court documents, it is revealed that raleigh mcclam is a married man with three children. he recently managed to bond out of jail and is now awaiting trial. he faces up to 175 years in prison
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news. jummy: a big development in the race for the white house. take a look into this one. mitt romney: even though donald trump has offered very few specific economic plans, what little he has said is enough to know that he would be bad for american workers and families. wait, isn't wait, he a huge business success? doesn't he know what he is talking about? no, he is not, at no, he does not. [cheers and applause] jummy: that is former republican presidential nominee mitt romney blasting donald trump in a speech given a few minutes ago. he also called trout a "fraud that he also called trump a "fraud." spoke, trumpromney went after him on twitter, calling him a failed candidate. trump
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an endorsement during 2012. the back-and-forth continues. saying he does not see a political bath forward -- a political path forward, dr. ben carson will not take part in tonight's republican residential debate in detroit. not place higher than fourth place in any of the super tuesday contests. a spokesman for hillary clinton set upsed the person who her private e-mail server is now helping investigators. the washington post reports that he had been given immunity from any possible prosecution. the fbi is looking into clinton's use of a private e-mail server during the time she was secretary of state, and whether or not any sensitive information was compromised. clinton has said she will help investigators in any way she can. coming up on abc 7 news at noon -- >> you do not think
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about the invasion of privacy like that. jummy: how she is fighting for her job and who she is offering support. plus, find out where our area lands as far as the worst commutes in the united states. we will be back to tell you how much snow we could see in the neighborhoods.
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announcer: you are watching abc 7 news at noon, on your side. expensive train station in the world has opened at ground zero in new york city. this is the $4 billion transit hub that opened this
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years late and billions over budget. designed by a world-renowned architect, the station replaces the one destroyed on september 11. how the -- that is mother of morgan harrington is describing the guilty plea by her daughter's killer. jesse maffei pleaded guilty to kidnapping and killing girl,gton and another hannah graham. his full life sentences are in addition to the three he is serving for a 2005 attempted murder and rape in fairfax. >> they say it takes a village to raise a child. i know it takes one to bury a child. during gift to us all is that she enabled this man to be apprehended and convicted. jummy: prosecutors took the death penalty off the table as part of the plea agreement. both families were grateful to avoid a painful trial. this story -- more trouble now for the so-called dr. lov
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florida teenager accused of impersonating a doctor. five newobinson facing charges, now accused of stealing a patient's bank account information. he says he used it to pay almost $35,000 toward his car loans and credit card debt. >> you said you are not a doctor, correct? these allegations and accusations will be cleared up and you will hear from my lawyer. are practicing medicine without a license according to these officials. >> that as per what they say. is accused of operating a doctor's office without a medical license, something you of course need. he was ordered to undergo mental health screening. news, cal ripken jr. will be in the district tonight for a book signing pick he has written a children's book called "the closer," about baseball. he will be at the mlk memorial library at night and g streets.
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and free to the public. the commute around here could always be worse, right? new york city has the longest average commute, but he five minutes each way -- 35 minutes each way. long island is second. d.c. came in third with an average of just 32 minutes. seven of the longest commutes are on the east coast. u.s. news & world report is out with its annual list of the best places to live in the country. the d.c. area comes in eighth on counts thingsch like job market and quality of life. denver tops the list, followed by austin, texas, fayetteville, arkansas, and raleigh, north carolina, in fourth place. spring is right around the corner and the travel season is expected to be up for it according to a survey, 62% of am
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early march to late april. experts say right now is the time to book tickets or hit the road since gas prices are low. and it will be a good time to hit the road maybe for the weekend, especially with snow coming in for friday. doug: friday morning is the concern that it could have impact. i do not think it will have much impact on the rush-hour in the metro area. it will clear out for the weekend and be fine. , no problems out there at all. temperatures mostly ranging from the upper 30's to lower 40's, and looking live at the capital river, thepotomac breeze nothing like it was yesterday. cloudiness rolling in. but the cloud cover is thin enough we are able to get some sunshine, but that will change through the afternoon and evening. 38 right now. the air is very dry. later this evening, once we start watching the snow move in on doppler radar, the dry air is going to gobble it
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the ground. is national weather service issuing a winter weather advisory for the area now from 10:00 tonight through 10:00 tomorrow morning. computer models suggest it could be then or before. fall, but because temperatures now are so mild, well above freezing, and they will climb several more degrees, and the fact that the air will be terribly cold overhead, it looks like the accumulation will come mainly on grassy areas, maybe a few untreated streets, sidewalks, or parking lots. i do not think it will be a real issue. but stay in close touch, because we have seen many times before that a little bit of snow falling during rush hour can cause issues. we think that will be very brief. here is the futurecast.
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the map, what town you are closest to. 10:00 tonight, a pretty good area of snow across the region. said by wind off the atlantic ocean. it is going to be right around couple ofprobably a degrees above freezing. overnight, 2:30 in the morning, that is the best chance of snow, accumulating on branches and grassy areas and rooftops of cars. further south, we may have a band of heavier snow. it looks like 7:30 in the morning, the back edge of the snow is out of this area, cloudy skies, and a big storm system intensifies off the carolina coast, pulling everything out, dragging in drier air and northerly wind by friday afternoon. the big question -- how much? our best estimation is continuously one to two inches across the majority of the region, with a band across the northern neck into southern maryland and the eastern shore.
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we get rid of the stuff tomorrow, we will see partly cloudy skies, upper 40's on saturday. a quick moving system could produce light snow. by the time we hit the afternoon, 49 on sunday. any light snow that falls again on grassy areas or anywhere else will melt on sunday. saving the best for last -- look at this nice warm-up. the weekend, cool. seasonably cool, upper 40's, 50. then upper 50's on monday. 70 degrees on tuesday. 72 degrees on wednesday. probably the same kind of forecast on thursday, so hang tight. spring-type weather around the corner. jummy: see my face? i am smiling. i cannot wait. thank you, doug. coming up on abc 7 news at noon, we will show you the cool surprise one family in florida discovered. plus, details on
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local hospitals. it's about taking a stand. for too long, wall street banks had their way. they crashed our economy.
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on't take their money because she stands up for us. as a single mom, she knows the challenges our families face. she'll be our voice. tightening regulations on the big banks and fiting to keep dark money out of politics. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator.
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jummy: we are following new developments in a police standoff in fairfax county. a man was arrested in franconia last night, making his first according that his first court appearance today. he fired at officer's but they were not hit. after more than an hour, police came9-year-old syed javid out of his house. he was shot with beanbags and arrested. a teacher in south carolina resigned after private pictures were her
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and shared throughout the school. lee arthur says after her photos were released, she started getting threatening messages like "you got what you deserved ," and "wait until your kids see." been very emotional. you are positive one minute, then the next minute it is like, the last 12 hours, i don't have anything left. jummy: the union county superintendent says she only let her nephew use her phone once after class. police say whoever threat that -- whoever said the threatening messages could face felony charges. 7 is on your side with health matters, and the d.c. area largely avoided a major outbreak of the flu. the centers for disease control and prevention has put
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in virginia as slow. and fairfax county hospitals have -- no one under the age of 16 can visit the hospitals. able with flulike symptoms are also banned from the hospital. people may be asked to wear masks, and to wash their hands. regulators may be lifted once the flue systems drop off. doug will be back after the break after a i've been blind since birth. i go through periods where it's hard to sleep at night, and stay awake during the day. learn about non-24 by calling 844-844-2424. or visit for a cup of coffee just because you're a woman. so why does congress think it's ok that women get paid 20% less than a man for doing the same job? i'll fight for pay equity, to protect planned parenthood,
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jummy: good thing a florida family took a look in their pool before taking a dip. he let his pets out to use the saw somethinghe unusual in the water. that is what he saw, folks. it turned out to be a nine foot alligator. he caught a trapper to remove it and he recognized the animal. he suspects it left a nearby pond because it moved. only in florida. doug: they are all over the place down there. not florida like whether we are talking about. take a look quickly at the area map. it is under a winter weather advisory, 10:00 tonight, through 10:00 tomorrow morning. the storm developing over tennessee will bring us some snow and rain. the timing, we will have that for you at 4:00. jummy: thanks for joining us this midday.
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>> hey, everybody. i'm hoping to make someone very, very rich today. will it be million-dollar rich? we're about to find out. let's play, "who wants to be a millionaire." [dramatic music] ♪ hey, everybody. thank you! thank you very much. welcome to the show. are you guys ready to play "who wants to be a millionaire"? me, too. our first contestant has been a teacher for 16 years, and is known for her unique approach in the classroom. got to find out more about this. from fort wayne, indiana, give it up. ms. carrie wisehart. how you doing, carrie? >> hi, i'm great! >> good to see you. welcome. >> good to see you, too. thank you. [cheers and applause] >> now, you're known as the "upside-down teacher"? >> absolutely. >> well, what does that mean?


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