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situations. tim barber is inside the casino, watching the first guests pour in. tim, show us around. tim: well, everybody else has gone through the door, so why not. inside this historic moment is the grand opening of the mgm. people coming off the elevators from the parking area, then walking right into theas thousands of square feet, tons of gaming machines, and this is the first opening. it is a 24 hour operation. tonight was loud and in your face. it had las vegas pizzazz with hollywood elegance. we even spotted sarah jessica parker signing shoes at her new boutique.
time. working with per george's county and prince george's community college. tim: if gambling is not your thing, no problem. you can pamper yourself at the spa or catch a show at the 3000-seat theater. the project is creating 4000 local jobs. the 24-story hotel has hundred hotel rooms that cost a few hundred dollars up to several thousand dollars per night. there are 15 restaurants, including the restaurant fish. again, this is a 24 hour operation. we will have crews here tomorrow with a first look at the first full day. this has been a long time coming. people seem to be enjoying it.
jonathan: it's loud and crowded. they said once they opened the doors they would never close them again. with all the excitement at the casino, there were concerns about traffic. people thought it would be crazy trying to get in and out of the casino, but police promised there would be smooth sailing. we have jamie sullivan in mobile track seven. what did you experience, jamie? jamie: we have beeex getting here, traveling 295 to the beltway is not the worst. the worst is being around mgm. looking outside, we are moving very well. i'm telling you, that's right now. 10 minutes ago we were sitting in traffic for about 15 minutes. if you come down here, the thing that has been so pleasant, so many police from the prince george's police department are
everyone excited to get inside now that it has officially open. yes, bear with us, you will see traffic on oxon hill road, but again, not getting here on the interstates come just getting into the area, towards the right-hand side, the prince george is police department out here in full force, doing a wonderful job. if you are debating whether to come here, yes, come. just know it will take abo 1 park, but it is worth it. it is now open and traffic is not terrible this evening. in mobile track seven, jamie sullivan, abc 7 news. alison: people actually happy to be stuck in traffic. we never see that. the area around the casino is jampacked, so how are drivers doing with the traffic? tom roussey has with the drivers are saying. hey, tom. tom: hey, alison.
for one thing. the traffic is not great, but it's not as bad as it could be. they have had a little weight, but not too bad. we have a lot of police officers directing traffic, especially closer to the casino. off to the right, you will see the line. the vast majority of those cars are headed trying to park, which i'm hearing is more and more difficult. there is a line to do that. we spoke with drivers and asked how rou how has it been approaching the casino? moving ok or slow? >> a little hectic, but moving along pretty good. >> not too bad. it is been a parking lot the last 50 minutes. we will see how it goes. it's a lot quicker than a trip to vegas. tom: worse than you expected, better than you expected? >> about what i expected, based on what i saw on the news.
shot, it may look that, beginning to that point really is not that rough. as the night has gone on and we got closer to the opening a few minutes ago, traffic got worse, but still, so far, so good. we still have all weekend and the police will be working 24 hours per day, just like the casino, to keep things going. live outside the casino at national harbor, tom roussey, abc 7 news. alison: tom, thanks. we weekend would be crowded. if you do not make it out there tonight but still want to check it out, we have a photo gallery at wjla.com. steve: and it is cold. you will need the jacket and the scarf and gloves. the windchill factors right now or in the middle 20's. the wind is just beginning to pick up. futurecast, in terms of the windchill, 7:00 a.m., in the teens.
we don't make a lot of progress through the day. the bus stop forecast, upper 20's, recess about 36, 39 to 40 the daytime high. the windchill factors will have a hard time he can get out of the middle to upper 30's. talking about the weekend and not one but two more cold fronts on their way. jonathan: hillary clinton was in d.c. today saying goodbye to longtime senator harry reid. while she w here, she was calling it an epidemic that should concern everyone. she is talking about the bizarre incident at the d.c. pizza restaurant saturday, the man lured by a fake news story. he went into the shot and fired shots inside. nobody was hurt. clinton says the fake stories are life-and-death. mrs. clinton: it is now clear that fake news can have
partisanship. lives are at risk. jonathan: at a brief hearing today, edgar welch's case was continued. he told "the new york times" yesterday he went to the pizza shop with good intentions but when around the long way. -- but went about it the wrong way. alison: yesterday come a water main break caused a loss about bacteria. all tests have come back safe and residents can resume normal water use in haymarket. jonathan: there is an active search for group of robbers after a brutal attack called on camera. three guys, one with a gun, mugged this man and beat him unconscious while he was on the ground. this happened early in the morning november 26. today we show the video to the victim who it not seen it
i remember that. he punched me in my head. oh, ok, 30 shot. these guys they are real petty. jonathan: they took is iphone, wallet, a chain, and his airline tickets. if you have information about who these guys are, the police would like to hear from you. they have a reward. alison: a sexual assault at a popular waterfront park in georgetown. the police are now out with a sketch of the suspect. this happened in october. in the past we have told you about six other cases in the area. the police have not said if they think they are connected. president-elect donald trump spent time in ohio today, meeting with first responders and victims of last week's
to meet such brave people. earlier the day he held meetings as he fills his cabinet. he also commented today about the sad news of the passing of john glenn. the iconic former astronaut and senator passed away at the age of 95. trump called him an american hero. anna-lysa gayle reports of the resounding agreement and lived. anna-lysa: in this quiet community, john glenn was an inspiring figure. news of his passing brought fond memories for his neighbors. this person remembers taking this photo with him as a little girl. >> he invited us inside, picked me up, carried me and my brother, put us on the counter, and talk to us for about 30 minutes, telling us all about his adventures in space. anna-lysa: glenn who was the
euros was known for being humble and sharing his experiences with anyone who would listen. it was a priceless gift which neighbors valued. this man and his wife remember the stories that glenn shared after his second trip to space in 1998. >> neighbors gathered in front of his house on the cul-de-sac and he spent about an hour talking to the neighbors about his journey. people in the neighborhood. >> people were always congratulating him. he was happy to be of the ground, but happy that he had been in space. anna-lysa: through his bravery, he showed people around the world and locally that anything was in their reach. >> he gave me all these tips and told me to follow my dreams. anna-lysa: in bethesda, anna-lysa gayle, abc 7 news.
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jonathan: winter has not started, but the winter weather has made an early appearance in the great lakes region. white out conditions caused a 70-car pileup. a similar scene near cleveland, where three people were killed in a pileup 60 miles west of detroit. >> it is still under investigation, but we have white out c converting factor. jonathan: responders had trouble reaching crash victims because the cars were wedged between guardrails were buried in the snow. alison: an amazing headline in the world of medicine. doctors are cautiously optimistic after surgery that separated conjoined twin girls. the medical team of 15 people
they shared a leg, parts of their liver and bladder. doctors used mri images to create 3-d models to map out a plan. that allow them to ensure that each girl kept parts of the major organs. jonathan: this is a must-see image. look at the tv. this almost became a piece of jewelry, but this piece of ember contains a 99 million-year-old it is the first time that part of a mummified dinosaur skeleton has been found. paleontologists say that tissue and blood were found in the ember. but this is the part that differs from "jurassic heart" -- no genetic material was preserved. the department of transportation is now considering letting
airlines whether to allow calls on flights were you are a passenger. alison: 7 on your side fighting back against crime. the police say that they have arrested package thieves with a truck full of stolen holiday packages. in all, 77 boxes were recovered. two suspects were arrested in colombia last night. tonight the police went back to the neighborhood to deliver dozens of stolen box if you were not home tonight. to protect yourself from these porch pirates, go to wjla.com and click on the 7 on your side tab. jonathan: a relief for those planning to ride the rails new year's eve, metro is bringing back late-night service for new year celebrations. the transit agency said trains will run until 3:00 in the morning new year's day. the track maintenance work is planned, so no delays.
just a destination if you like to gamble, but there also celebrity restaurants. casino waters can find restaurants created by several celebrity chefs -- casino goers can find restaurants created by several celebrity chefs. >> basically when people come to mgm national harbor, we have a selection that pretty much appeals to everybody. alison: in addition to high-end offerings, guest can check out national market, the casino's take on jonathan: these are live pictures inside of the mgm national harbor. they had so many people show up, expecting to open the doors at 11:00, they decided to open doors at 10:30. they said once they open the doors, they would never close them again, open 365 days per year, round-the-clock. steve: you will want to be inside overnight into the day
20 and 30 miles per hour. the windchill factor will continue to tumble overnight. though temperatures, 24 to 30 degrees, mainly clear skies. it will feel like teens and lower 20's. bundle up tomorrow with gloves, a hat, thick jacket, especially if you are going to the bus stop, metro stop, or walking the dog. 26 degrees college park, 25 don't be full, even though you will see lots of sunshine, the midmorning, even into the afternoon, the highs will struggle to make it into the upper 30's, just around 40 degrees. the wind will keep the temperatures down. the reason why, the cold front has finally moved through. we are stuck in the 30's not only tomorrow, but for the day saturday. a slight change in wind
but it will not last terribly long. the futurecast, in terms of the windchill factors, waking up tomorrow morning, you will need to bundle up. feels like teens inside capital beltway. even colder off to the west. 9:00 a.m., 14 winchester, 12 luray. through the mid afternoon into the evening, the feels-like temperature still in the 20's. we will drop from there into the even colder air, another shot of colder air next week. the 10 day outlook, start out at 37, 39 the high tomorrow and saturday, low 40's sunday. the bump in temperatures monday, followed by a cold front likely to bring showers. tuesday, middle 40's. another cold front wednesday with a high of about 40 degrees.
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alison: you probably remember bridges full of paris. now they are going to a good cause. attaching padlocks to bridges was a romantic tradition in paris, but the bridges started crumbling from the weight. we have learned all of the souvenirs will be sold and the money given to refugees. the goal is to raise more than $100,000. jonathan: sometimes we are amazed by the bonds between animals. this is from a zoo in maine.
gone blind has bonded with a camel with perfect vision. cesar and dolly became fast friends. >> it worked out good because as she became blind, she relies on him. she follows him around. jonathan: zoo workers say the horse we surround for her friend and they make sure to go alison: very sweet story. love it. erin? erin: talking state football championships. will damascus repeat as maryland three a champion's? sports is coming up. ? ? ? ? ? ?
>> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by her local toyota dealers. erin: wizards put themselves in good position to win if they keep teams under 100 points. the defense responded tonight against the nuggets. the wizards off to a bad start, but then they go on a 20-3 run. bradley beal had a game-high 26. the nuggets would not go away, though. the big boy slim. nuggets up three.
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alison: it is freezing. steve: and it's only getting worse. a lot of people look forward to this. a lot of folks like the hot weather, some people at the cold weather. yeah. upper 30's tomorrow, the windchill factors tomorrow only the 20's. we are talking lower 40 sunday, a bump in temperatures monday, then a cold front wednesday. the rain/snow wednesday, not looking at anything major. much colder. jonathan: i was looking at the
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