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it is 5:59 right now. libya is moving on to the next chapter in its history. while you slept, longtime dictator moammar gadhafi was buried. why no one will ever find out where. good morning. thanks for joining us for "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm joe krebs. it's the 25th of october on a tuesday at the nation's capital. as we look outside, we have 49 degrees. let's find out what the rest of the day is going to be like. here's tom. >> be prepared for a beautiful ought aum day. >> all right. it is chilly now. we do have patchy dense fog in northern virginia. it's gotten quite chilly in manassas at the airport there. it's one of the chillier spots. it's kind of out in a rural area near manassas. it's at 39. elsewhere, though, it's generally low to mid-40s. quite a chill in the air. we do have some of that fog. reduced visibility down to a quarter mile in just scattered areas of northern virginia mainly. otherwise, we don't have much fog around, and we have a clear
sky after we had showers race on through overnight. they quickly exited the region to be replaced by weak high pressure pushing in, giving us a delightful start to the day. we've got the autumn constellations up there. jupiter just now getting low in the western sky. sunrise at 7:27. it's getting later and later. by 9:00 we'll be in the low 60s. by noontime, mid-60s. lots of sun, afternoon highs near 70 for maybe an hour or so. so a delightful autumn day coming up. plan accordingly. you need to dress for a chilly start to the day. a look at your evening planner at 6:11. good morning, danella. how's traffic now? >> good morning. traveling in glen burnie, earlier the accident at southbound 170 at dorsey road. a tow truck has towed the car aside. looks like it's about to be cleared. police are hear. the tow truck about to get this car out of the roadway.
yet another u-turn. looks like the tow truck is going to get the car out of the roadway and continue to head southbound. should be out of your roadway very, very shortly. traveling 66 east, seeing some crowding around route 50 and continuing as you make your way towards route 123. so far not seeing anything in the roadways for you there. metro and vre not reporting any delays. but the marc is a six minute delay on the brunswick east line. back to you. >> danella, thank you very much. 6:02 now. new from overnight, moammar gadhafi is now buried in a secret location. the country's transitional council says his body was removed from a warehouse freezer and taken to a grave site in the desert. they are keeping it anonymous so it doesn't become a shrine or is defiled. the national transitional council has called for an investigation into the dictator's death. rebels say gadhafi died in cross fire after his capture.
an autopsy revealed he died of a gunshot to the head, suggests he was executed. thousands of people have spent a second night outdoors in near freezing conditions in eastern turkey. they're afraid to return to their homes following sunday's bad earthquake. the quake killed at least 366 people and injured 1,300 others. crews are still holding out hope they'll find more survivors, but more than 200 aftershocks are slowing down the rescue efforts. news 4's angie goff is live in the news room with a few amazing stories of survival from overnight. angie? >> good morning, joe. officials say 2,000 buildings collapsed in this earthquake. so you can imagine this is a massive rescue operation. with many challenges but also some unbelievable stories of survival. rescuers found an 18-year-old alive. he'd been trapped for 32 yearho. a 9-year-old girl was also pulled from the rubble. crews are hoping to find more survivors after hundreds of aftershocks that have forced
them to push their rescue efforts behind. it hit near the turkish border with iran on sunday. help continues to pull into the hard hit areas like the city of ercz. people swarming trucks looking for blankets and food. at one point officials had to restore order between the relief crew and desperate victims. goog google's person finding tool has helped people post information about missing loved ones, and people on the ground have started facebook pages listing item ins need and where to find companies delivering aid packages. back to you, joe. >> angie goff reporting live. thanks very much, angie. this morning jury selection will resume in the trial of a woman accuseded of killing her coworker. brittany norwood is accused of killing her coworker jayna murray inside the lululemon store in bethesda back in march. yesterday potential jurors were asked whether they could disregard the extensive media coverage in the case and make decisions solely on trial
evidence. most of them stood when asked who had seen, heard, or read news accounts of the murder. attorneys for a former virginia lacrosse player asking for the medical records of his girlfriend whom he's accused of killing. that's according to "the washington examiner." police say that george hewgley beat his girlfriend yardley love, also a lacrosse player, in 2010. but hewgley's attorneys want the medical records saying she took the prescription aterol and used alcohol, causing an irregular heartbeat. police are looking for two different groups wanted for a rash of robberies in northwest. the latest happened at 11:30 last night on 11th and "s" streets. that robbery followed a number of robberies over the weekend in the "u" street, dupont circle, logan circle area. police say they were approached by two men or women and threatened and got away on
bicycles. police say one group of robbers is suspected to be two suspects armed with a gun. and the other is thought to be a younger group on bicycles. a plan to help homeowners under water with their mortgages. president obama says he'll work with federal agencies to clear the way for homeowners to refinance with a lower interest rate and a lot more competition among mortgage lenders. this plan would also lower the closing costs and eliminate refinancing fees. to qualify, borrowers must have mortgages owned or guaranteed by government lenders fannie mae or freddie mac and must also be current on their payments with no more than one late payment over the past year. later today president obama will appear on "the tonight show" with jay leno. this will be his second appearance on the show as president and fourth overall of the his last appearance was in march of 2009 shortly after taking office. president obama is the first sitting president ever to appear on "the tonight show." you can watch "the tonight show" at 11:30 p.m. here on nbc 4.
more than five weeks after the occupy wall street protest began, another protest is springing up in d.c. organizers of the occupy pennsylvania avenue plan to hold a press conference today. and hold rallies in front of the capitol and the white house tomorrow. these protests are aimed specifically at politicians, organizers say and will be different from the previous occupy d.c. protest because demonstrators won't be camping out. demonstrators plan to come back every day for rallies until they see what they call change in d.c. today in d.c., an event just for military veterans looking for a job. the 25th employment fair will be held at the boys and girls club of greater washington on mississippi avenue in southeast. doors open at 9:00 and close at 2:00 this afternoon. employers at today's fair include local and federal governments as well as private sector companies. 6:07 is the time. still to come this morning. the unusual new ad that the unusual new ad that presidential
u.s. most of the giant debris fields in the pacific ocean right now came from the earthquake and tsunami in japan. nearly seven months ago. waves wiped out communities and swept all kinds of stuff out to sea, including 200,000 houses, cars, boats, refrigerators, and furniture. u.s. navy ships have had to steer around the garbage. scientists say some of it could hit hawaiian islands by january and the u.s. west coast by 2013. can you imagine being on vacation in hawaii and having trash wash up on the beach? >> it would be disappointing. >> it would. >> or even on the beaches in california. >> travelers insurance. >> is that would be a bummer. get out of the way of the house. >> how do you clean up all that mess? >> you'd need a really, really big net to find it. let's go to tom kierein. 6:11. time for traffic and weather on the ones. here's tom. >> we had a lot of trash around the bay for the remnants of lee unloading a lot of that rain that flowed down the susquehanna into the bay. it's taken a while to clean that
up around the bay. right now it's a chilly morning under a clear sky. patchy fog in virginia. watch out for that. right now from le droit park to lanham, clinton, as well as alexandria and montgomery village, we're down in the 40s in most locations. we've had overnight showers that have quickly moved away and being replaced by a clear sky. there's the capitol under a mostly clear sky now. we'll have temperatures climbing into the 60s by midmorning. we ought to hit upper 60s to near 70 during the afternoon with lots of sunshine. a wonderful autumn day coming up. then this evening we'll have our sunset at 6:16, and we'll be in the low 60s early evening, upper 50s by midnight and partly cloudy. big changes on the way for tomorrow into the week and the weekend in ten minutes. we'll show you that at 6:21. danella, how's traffic? this is the time that i get busy and you slow down on the roadways. traveling 66 east in virginia, seeing crowding around nutley street. you're slow as you head eastbound inside of the beltway.
i'm not seeing any accidents in the roadways for you. also, slowing down i-95 at fairfax county parkway. i've seen these cars come to a complete stop. in fact, traveling northbound you're heavy right now. southbound, you are normal. on the rails, two delays on the marc. first one, brunswick east train number 870, your delay is five minutes. penn north train number 400, your delay is just six minutes. now back to you both. >> thank you very much. our time is now 6:13. ahead, it's not as catchy as 9-9-9. which candidate's tax plan would
morning. on monday she testified she started treating jackson with natural sleep remedies four months before she died. she also said that jackson's own habits kept him awake. >> he loved to drink red bull, and i told him that what can cause him -- all the caffeine can cause him to feel fatigued. >> 15 people are scheduled to testify for the defense this week. dr. murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. if convicted, he could spend four years in prison and lose his medical license. starting today, the jurors in the casey anthony trial will no longer be anonymous. the trial judge ordered the names to be released. a few have stepped forward and spoken to the media. the majority have stayed quiet. jurors found anthony not guilty in the death of her 2-year-old daughter caylee back in july. anthony is currently serving a year's probation at an undisclosed location in florida
for an unrelated check fraud case. now to decision 2012. this morning republican presidential candidate rick perry is unveiling his tax plan. in a piece in "the wall street journal" he unveiled his plans for a flat tax. his motto is going to be cut, balance, and grow. perry would offer a 20% personal income tax rate and a 20% corporate tax rate. the plan would, however, give people the option of staying in their current tax bracket. he would eliminate the long term capital gains taxes as well as taxes on social security benefits and would phase out corporate loopholes. republican presidential hopeful michelle bachmann will need to hire a new staff in her new hampshire office. bachmann's entire staff of five quit without notice. those staffers blame her national campaign staff, calling them, quote, rude, unprofessional, dishonest, and at times cruel. they also mentioned they'd been working without a paycheck since last month. bachmann's campaign manager said
they are not responding to comments and are focused on iowa. her man cain is addressing a new campaign ad which some are calling rather bizarre. it features the republican candidate's chief of staff mark block. what block says is fairly standard. it's at the end of the ad that's raising some eyebrows. >> we can do this. we can take this country back. ♪ here i am america one voice united we stand ♪ >> you can see that block takes a long drag on a cigarette, and that is creating some buzz about cain's stance on smoking. after seeing this ad, several organizations contacted herman cain's campaign, thinking the video was a spoof. cain's campaign confirmed, though, that the ad is legit. all right. today the nba is expected to announce at least two more weeks of the season are cancelled. that's according to "the new york daily news" that commissioner david stern will
cancel another 102 games through november. negotiations broke down last week, and owners say they won't come back to the table unless players agree to split revenues 50-50. player representatives call that proposal, quote, intolerable. and this story is sure to stir debate. the president of the ncaa is announcing a plan allowing them to create grant money for student-athletes, effectively paying them to play. their expected to consider the proposal. the texas rangers are just one game away from winning their first world series after a big eighth inning last night that gives them the 3-2 advantage now against the st. louis cardinals. with the bases loaded in the eighth inning, catcher mike napoli hit a line drive to right, bringing home two runs for a 4-2 lead. then napoli made another big play when the rangers got a strikeout-throwout double play in the ninth inning. the series heads back to st. louis where the cardinals have
to win tomorrow night to keep their championship hopes alive. coaches for the washington redskins are scrambling this morning to fill the holes after losing five offensive starters to injuries in the last two weeks. among the newly injured, running back tim hightower. he is done for the season with a torn acl. what a bummer. and santana moss is out five to sieve weeks with a broken hand. coach shanahan says one positive new starting quarterback john beck has worked with some of the new starters when he practiced with the second team. >> well, that's stretching. that's stretching for good news. >> man, that is a loss. first lady michelle obama has a book on her white house kitchen garden coming out next spring. >> this morning we're getting our first look at the cover. take a look for yourself. crown publishers released this photo for "american grown." the book will chronicle the first lady's creation of the kitchen garden. it will give readers ideas on
how to create community, school, and urban gardens. she'll also discuss how improved access to healthy and affordable food can improve public health overall. american grown is slated to hit stores in april. all of the proceeds will go to charity. are you looking for something to do tonight? grab your pumps and head to the races. the high heeled drag race is tonight at 9:00 at dupont circle. the crowds gather much earlier down 17th street to see the runners promenade up and down the strip. these regular racers mean business in their six-inch stilettos. it's gone on for 26 years. only in america. >> you're going to need more than just high heeled pumps for that race for sure. >> i'm going to need? >> if you're going to go out there, you know. >> i'm going to need a car to carry me if i do that. our time right now 6:21. time for weather and traffic on the ones. here's tom. good weather for the event tonight. right now it's chilly. we are down into the low to
mid-40s through most of the region. bee do have patchy fog as reduced visibility is a half mile in some locations. it's not really dense fog yet. however, it could get dense over the next hour or so. it's only near 40 in parts of prince william county to culpeper and fauquier. much of montgomery and prince george's, arlington, fairfax, in the mid-40s. we've had these overnight showers quickly exiting. being replaced by a clear sky. we'll have lots of sun today as the weak high pressure moves in. the sunrise 7:27 will be in the 60s to near 70 this afternoon. then tomorrow clouding up, upper 60s. small chance of a sprinkle in the afternoon. rain likely on thursday and cooler. chilly friday and into the weekend. morning lows 30s. afternoon highs only in the 50s. might get a passing shower around the bay and east of the bay on saturday. otherwise, cloudy saturday but sunny sunday. danella, how's traffic? >> good morning. starting to slow down on the beltway. first let's check in travel sensors starting out outer loop of prince george's county.
goodspeed of 57 miles per hour. as we loop around to the outer loop of montgomery county we're slow. right now you're traveling 20 miles per hour past colesville road. you can see we're bumper to bumper. delays start at new hampshire avenue and continue towards georgia avenue. taking the beltway to virginia, not seeing anything in the roadways there. in fact, you're clear in both directions, inner loop and outer loop. now back to you both. >> thanks very much, danella. 6:23. now 48 degrees ahead. the rankings are in.
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come here. >> this is boxy, which is short for boxcar hunter, which i guess is its formal name. the little lab got the name because the pubby -- listen to this. the puppy hitched a ride on a train. his new owner says she was driving near railroad tracks when she noticed something on top of a train car. she quickly realized it was a dog and called 911. the train was stopped, and boxy was rescued by firefighters. the train was coming from pennsylvania, and the puppy was rescued in south carolina. do you think the dog was up there for the entire trip? >> oh, my. how did he hang on?
>> the dog is probably thinking, now i've done it. how do i get down from here? hold on. >> exactly. and maybe there's somebody looking for him. >> paws, don't fail me now. a popular restaurant reviewer put a local spot on its list of top restaurants of 2012. that would be the upscale french belgian restaurant marcel's on pennsylvania avenue near 24th street. zagat also surveyed america's eating habits. results show texans eat out the most, eating out four times a week. those in d.c. average eating out 2.6 times a week. zagat also said each american spends an average of $35.60 when eating out. that's up from 30 cents last year. congrats to marcel's, a beautiful restaurant. 6:27 is our time. 6:27 is our time. still
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burial overnight. moammar gadhafi's body was taken in an undisclosed location in the desert never to be found. good morning. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. we're going to take a live look outside at 6:30. it is 48 degrees out there. chilly start to your tuesday. dark out there. tom says we are going to be in for a beautiful autumn day. looking forward to it, tom. >> ah, autumn. the aroma of wood smoke in the air along with the aroma of leaf blowers. they'll be blowing strong. we've had a lot of leaves come down over the last few days even though the peak color is yet to arrive in washington. right now it's chilly. we're down into the low and mid-40s throughout much of the region. there is some fog. watch out for that. looks like generally minimum visibilities are a half mile in parts of virginia this morning. we'll have any of that fog around dissipating. overnight, we have passing showers. those are quickly exited. being replaced by a mostly clear sky. the sunrise, which is getting later and later, that's at 7:27
this morning. by the way, we will fall back the first sunday in november. we'll get our sunrises an hour earlier beginning sunday, november 6th. today lots of sun. highs climbing into the upper-onupper 60s to near 70 midafternoon. a delightful ought aum dautumn . here's a look at tuesday traffic. this is penn north train number 400, delay of five minutes. slow commute out of urbanna. as you make your way towards clarksburg, red bumper to bumper. clear at clarksburg, then congestion increases again as you make your way towards father hurley road. we're pretty slow as we head towards rockville. traveling 395 north at edsall road, i am seeing delays for you. those delays continue as you make your way towards seminary road and again over the 14th street bridge. pretty crowded as you head into the city. now back to you both. >> thank you very much, danella.
6:32 now. new from overnight, moammar gadhafi is now buried in a secret location. the country's transitional council says his body was removed from a warehouse freezer and taken to a grave site in a desert. officials are keeping gadhafi's grave secret. so it is not vandalized and so it will not become a shrine. the national transitional council has called for an investigation into the dictator's death. rebels say gadhafi died in cross fire after his capture. an autopsy revealed he died of a gunshot to his head, suggesting he was executed. today jury selection will resume in the trial of the woman accused of killing her coworker. brittany norwood is accused of killing her coworker jayna murray inside the lululemon store back in march. jurors were asked if they could disregard the media komplling of the case and make decisions solely based on the evidence presented at trial. most of them confirmed they had seen, heard, or read news accounts of the murder. right now police in hanover
county are asking for volunteers to help search for a missing autistic child. 9-year-old robbie wood jr. wandered off sunday afternoon at north anna battlefield park just north of richmond. he was last seen wearing a red long-sleeved shirt, blue pants, and blue shoes. if you want to help search for the boy, show up at king's dominion's main parking lot at 9:00 this morning. friends are holding a memorial service this weekend for a germantown woman and her son. jane mcquain's body was found earlier this month. her son's body was found in a wooded area several days later. her husband curtis lopez is accused of murdering both her and her son william. the private service is at 1:00 on saturday at the cedarbrook community church. that's in clarksburg. it's hard to make out from this video, but you are looking at a truck in the c&o canal. crews will try to pull it out later today. it was a close call for the driver. he somehow drove his truck into
the water near fox hall and canal roads in northwest washington. u.s. park police found him and questioned him. he was not seriously injured. virginia's governor won't take no for an answer when it comes to federal aid to help earthquake victims. governor bob mcdonnell has now requested a disaster declaration for louisa county schools, two of which remain closed because of serious structural damage from that earthquake back in august. repairs are estimated to cost at least $31 million, and engineers say insurance will not cover the total bill. this week mcdonnell also plans to appeal fema's decision to deny aid to individual homeowners and businesses who suffered damage in the earthquake. today in prince william county a food pantry in dumfries is reopening its doors at 1:00 p.m. the action in community in food services or acs food bank, had to close last week because it ran out of groceries. once word got out, acs received
$55,000 in donations. they serve about 40,000 people a year. the chevy chase country club plans to change its plans after a push from the community. "the washington post" reports the club will not use a toxic chemical on its golf course. the club is in the 6100 block of connecticut avenue and chevy chase. you may remember earlier this month we reported that neighbors in montgomery county were upset that the country club was planning to use methylbromide to kill weeds. hundreds of homeowners signed a petition to stop its use, and it apparently worked. chemical can cause health problems that include headaches, dizziness and lung damage. and the epa says it contributes to the destruction of the earth's ozone layer. >> the time is 6:36. the "today" show is coming up at 7:00. let's check in with matt lauer to see what they're working on for "today." coming up on a tuesday on "today," the race for the white house, and a new ad by herman
cain raising eyebrows. it shows his chief of staff smoking a cigarette. we'll talk about that and all things presidential with bill o'reilly as he joins us live. also ahead, more on the tragic death of an american diver killed by a great white shark in australia. this morning the two divers who were with him that day remember their friend in an exclusive live interview. also ahead, today's professionals tackle the hot topics of the day. plus the jersey shore's snooki stops by to talk about life, love, and the power of the poof. and bette midler to be here to talk about the gowns of her career. she's auctioning them off. all that and more on a tuesday when we get started here on "today." >> it is now 6:37. 48 degrees. the northern lights head
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having a cup of coffee this morning. a new study finds it could reduce risks for the most common type of skin cancer. women who drank three cups a day were 20% less likely to develop basal carcinoma. and men had a 9% reduction in their risk. the study found that drirnking coffee does not reduce the risk of melanoma, which is the most deadly form of skin cancer. >> we don't ever need studies to increase our consumption of coffee on this show. we'll join tom kierein in the stormcenter. a look at our lovely day today, tom. you may want an extra beverage this morning. a chill is in the air. it's down to 40 degrees in northern virginia, where there's a patch of fog. the visibility is a half mile, which is not really dense fog. clear sky starting off this
morning. near 50 in washington. from georgetown to bowie, morning side, chantilly and bethesda, in the 40s. sunrise at 7:27. we'll have temperatures quickly climb into the 60s by midmorning. ought to hit mid-60s to 70s by this afternoon. evening planner for tuesday evening. sunset 6:16. down to the upper 50s by midnight under a partly cloudy sky. changes on the way, dramatic changes for the rest of the week and the weekend in ten minutes. danella, good morning. how's traffic? crossing the 395 north, an accident at the near center lane. always try to move your car to the shoulder lane so you won't obstruct traffic. slow crossing the 14th street bridge. you can pass on the right or the left. still seeing crowding on the outer loop of the beltway at new hampshire. your speed is 21 miles as you make your way from i-295 to 270,
it will take you 21 minutes. and traveling the beltway in virginia, inner loop is slowing down around robinson terminal. you're traveling at 40 miles per hour and making your way from the 95 interchange to the dulles toll road, it will take you about 19 minutes. >> 48 degrees. coming up, why some grocery
welcome back at 6:45. speed cameras in prince george's county could rake in more than $500,000 in just one month. according to "the washington examiner," the county issued more than 14 citations since putting up cameras last month. prince george's county expects to have 24 speed cameras in place by the end of the year. today the montgomery county council will consider a loitering bill seen as an alternative to the proposed curfew bill already under consideration. this is all according to "the washington post." this bill comes as the curfew proposal is apparently losing support. that bill would require teenagers 17 years of age and younger to be off the streets by midnight on weekends and 11:00 opinion on weekdays. the county council is expected to discuss both of the bills on november the 17th. attorneys for a former university of virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his
girlfriend are now asking for the victim's medical records. that's according to "the washington examiner." police say george hewgley beat his girlfriend yardley love to death in 2010. but attorneys for hewgley want yardley's medical records because they say she died of an irregular heartbeat caused by taking a prescription drug and alcohol. a group wanted for a rash of robberies in northwest washington. the last occurred at 11:30 last night on 11th and "s" streets. that followed a number of robberies from over the weekend in the logan circle, dupont circle area. one group actually got away by using bicycles. a news 4 exclusive. a woman was caught walking away after using botox procedures from a plastic surgeon in fairfax county. this happened at the mt. castle plastic surgery in reston. the woman walked into the practice, received botox, and took off without paying.
when nurses tried to contact her, they discovered the woman gave a fake name, address, and social security number. police say it's not a criminal offense but a civil one. the practice got in contact with the woman, and she agreed to pay the fee of 140 today. today a former d.c. mayoral candidate will be in court on traffic charges. police arrested sulaimon brown in september on charges of driving on a suspended maryland license and failure to obey off an order from a police officer. officers initially pulled him over for a broken headlight. the traffic charge comes as authorities investigate brown in a hiring scandal involving d.c. mayor vincent gray. grocery shoppers may do a double take when they see who's bagging up their groceries today. mayor vincent gray will be a celebrity guest bagger this afternoon. he'll be bagging for an hour long shift to help raise money for breast cancer awareness and prevention. if you want to see the mayor's bagging skills, head down to the
safe way on the southwest waterfront. it's on the 1100 block of fourth street. metro riders should expect major delays this weekend. trains will be single tracking on parts of every line except the blue line. metro crews plan to work on the sewer systems and make some track repairs. single tracking will begin at 10:00 on friday night. riders should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, and adding to the weekend delays, metro plans to close four stations on the green line. they are the waterfront station, the navy yard station, anacostia, and congress heights stations. not too long ago, netflix was a company on the rise. now their stock is in the tank after thousands of customers cancelled the movie by mail
service. netflix could be your disaster stock du jour. shares falling 80% after the company announced it lost 800,000 subscribers over this quarter. this after unpopular price hikes and the decision to split the plan into two separate businesses, dvd by mail and streaming video. netflix is warning of more customer defections. out with the red and in with the white. coca-cola is halting production temporarily on its traditional red soda cans. instead it's going to turn out billions of white cans featuring its iconic polar bears in the u.s. and canada until march. it's part of a promo with the world wildlife foundation and a bid to boost sales, which typically surge during the holidays and then of course they fall a little bit. back to you. >> jackie, thanks so much. hope you have a great day. people all over the country reported seeing some weird lights in the sky last night. >> take a look at this picture. it was posted on twitter. from martinsburg, west virginia.
the show may have been caused by the aurora borealis are 0 tor t northern lights. we say may. what else could it have been? it's recently been spotted as far south as tennessee and even northern georgia. that was the aurora borealis. can you say that with certainty? >> there was a huge geo magnetic storm on the sun, which was this blast. it was like a huge eruption of energy coming off the sun yesterday afternoon. it went blasting into space at millions of miles an hour. it took a couple hours to get to earth. all these charged particles hit the atmosphere. around the north pole, we have the northern lights. this was such an energetic magnetic burst from the sun, it caused the aurora to be seen this far south and across the country from maryland all the way into central california. quite not amazing sight. here this morning, the big story is the chill that has descended upon us. under a clear sky after we had a
few showers going through overnight. they're long gone now. we're down into the 40s to just near 50 degrees most locations. although manassas, the airport there, down to 39. it's just near 40 in culpeper. it's in the upper 30s central shenandoah valley and out into eastern parts of west virginia and western maryland, down into the mid-40s. mid-40s much of southern maryland. sunrise at 7:27. we'll have it into the 60s quickly today and near 70 by this afternoon with lots of sun. a wonderful autumn day coming up. upper 50s by midnight under a partly cloudy sky. then tomorrow clouds closing in. highs upper 60s. small chance of an afternoon sprinkle, then a likelihood of some showers late wednesday night after midnight and through the day on thursday. should taper offer and end thursday afternoon. chilly on friday and into the weekend. 30s in the morning, afternoon highs only the 50s. small chance of a showers saturday and maybe around the
bay points east. otherwise, a cloudy day. sunny sunday. partly cloudy monday. danella, good morning. if you're trying to access the ramp for 495, choppers on the scene. we have an accident on the right side of the roadway. tow truck here. further ahead, we also have police activity again on the right side. got to stick to the left and continue your commute to get on northbound 95. taking the commute over the 14th street bridge, an accident blocking the left center lane. you can pass on the right side or the left side and seeing crowding as you make your way into the city. delays start on 395 at the pentagon. pretty bumper to bumper as you make your way over the 14th street bridge. a look at 270 at shady grove. we're jammed as we make our way south fords the spur. back to you both >> thank you very much. new from overnight now, libya buried former dictator moammar gadhafi at a secret location. news 4's angie goff joins us live from the news room with details.
angie, good morning to you. >> good morning, eun. libyan officials confirm that moammar gadhafi and his son were buried at a secret location in the desert. the bodies were taken overnight from a meat freezer in misrata, where they have been on public display. the ap reports that islamic prayers were read over the bodies. this follows the debate over interim government officials over what to do with the bodies. decay forced them to make a decision. officials are keeping gadhafi's grave anonymous so it isn't vandalized or becomes a shrine. the national transitional council promises to look into how gadhafi was killed. rebels say he died in cross fire after his capture. an autopsy points to a gunshot to his head suggesting he was executed. as word of gadhafi's burial surfaces, officials continue their search for his son and heir apparent saif al islam, believed to be on the border of libya trying to flee. back to you, eun. >> angie goff in our news room
this morning. angie, thank you. we have breaking news out of turkey. take a look at this. rescuers have just pulled a 14-day-old baby alive from the rubble some 46 hours after that earthquake in turkey. the baby girl was found in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed after the powerful 7.2 magnitude quake hit. rescuers at the scene clapped while paramedics rushed the baby to a waiting ambulance. overnight, rescue crews also found an 18-year-old man and a 9-year-old girl alive. they had been trapped for 32 hours. the quake killed at least 366 people and injured 1,300 others. >> amazing story. at 6:55 now, here are some of the morning's other top stories. this morning jury selection will resume in the trial of a woman accused of killing her coworker. brittany norwood is accused of murdering her coworker jayna murray inside the lululemon store in bethesda back in march. today president obama will raise some money in san francisco and denver.
the president will then appear on "the tonight show" with jay leno. this will be his second appearance. you can watch "the tonight show" at 11:30 tonight on nbc 4. five starters for the washington redskins are on the injured list. among them, running back tim hightower. he is done for the season with a torn acl. and santana moss is out five to seven weeks with a broken hand. not good for the skins. tough loss. if you're feeling blue this morning, we have just the thing for you. >> yes, indeed, we do. today's nbc 4 fandemonium prize is a brand new sony blu-ray player. all touf do is like our nbc 4 washington page on facebook and sign up to win. we'll pick the winner today and make the announcement during the 11:00 p.m. newscast tonight. good luck to you. >> let's get an out the door forecast with tom. chilly start. a little patchy fog in northern virginia. otherwise, a clear sky, lots of sun today, climbing to near 70 this afternoon. upper 60s tomorrow. more clouds around. small chance of an afternoon
sprinkle wednesday. a likelihood of showers late wednesday night. through the day on thursday, ending thursday late afternoon. friday into the weekend, chilly weather returns. and it's going to be quite chilly in the first part of next week too, eun and joe. >> tom, thank you. now you've done it. that's "news 4 today."
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