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begins. while you slept, a fiery wreck. what the scene was like when police and firefighters arrived. good morning, and welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome to "news4 today" as we look outside at 6:00 straight up on your tuesday morning. and we see the sun breaking through a pretty significant or at least it seems to me, tom, a significant cloud deck. what do you say? >> it is. and feeling like london here, too. only in the 50s throughout much of the region. a gray sky. a little -- swath of neon orange at the horizon. and as we look at what's been happening the last 12 hours, a big circulation around low pressure over new england. it's continuing to give us a northeast breeze as well low clouds that are rolling over the region. those specks of green are some darekows showing areas of light rain in the northern neck. these are drifting south. sprinkles in pennsylvania might
have an isolated sprinkle, maybe a little drizzle the next couple of hours. we're in the 50s all these areas in green, maryland, virginia, the district, eastern shore. the blue areas, 40s. elkins, a chilly 45 on june 5. and it's certainly going to be a cooler than average day. average high this time of year, in the low 80s. we'll make it to the low 70s by mid-afternoon. sunshine breaking out from noontime and during the afternoon with a northeast breeze around five to ten miles per hour. i'll be back in ten minutes. danella's here with a look at traffic. good morning. thanks. i'm here with a look from traffic from the view of chopper 4. traveling on i-66 at fairfax county parkway, you see eastbound starting to get a little busy. no major delays yet. i'll give you a travel speed right now. looking at about 53 miles per hour. 11 minutes to get to the beltway from fairfax county parkway. thank you, chopper 4. let's head over now to i-95. here you are heavy on the brakes at lorton making your way northbound in this area. your average travel speed from
the occoquan, under speed at about 43 miles per hour. not terrible. take but 14 minutes to get to -- take you about 14 minutes to get to the beltway. hitting the brakes, then you'll pick up speed. then at backlick, seeing delays in that area, as well. back to you. >> thank you very much. 6:02. this morning, jury selection will begin in the jerry sandusky child sex abuse case. the former penn state assistant football coach is accused of using his charity to find and abuse at least ten boys over a 15-year period. brian mooar is live in bell font, pennsylvania, with more on what we can expect. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. finding a fair, impartial jury is the first of many challenges facing jerry sandusky's defense. at the moment, this trial is expected to begin with opening statements next monday. that seems very ambitious. beginning today, the lawyers on both sides have to go through a pool of 600 jurors here in
center county and try and find 12 and a group of alternates who can keep an open mind on what's going on. that's going to be tough because this is essentially a suburb of penn state. many people here professionally if not personally involved with the university, with its football program. it's going to be hard to find people, and both sides understand that. that's why there's a backup plan, to go into neighboring counties to find alternate panelists to help round out the jury. if that happens, that could delay things by a couple of weeks. this is a trial expected to last through the end of the month of june at best. it's going to be grueling for everyone involved. for people on both sides, for this community, as well. live in bell font, pennsylvania, i'm brian mooar, news4. >> thank you. $3.6 million. overnight we learned that's how
much money president obama raised in a single day. former president bill clinton joined the current commander in chief at three fundraisers yesterday in new york city. the former president said mitt romney -- a mitt romney white house would be "calamitous." >> i don't think it's important to re-elect the president. i think it is essential to re-elect the president if we want this country to have the kind of future that our children and grandchildren deserve. >> president obama will be back in new york later this month for a fundraiser at actress sarah jessica parker's home. first lady michelle obama will campaign for her husband this week in prince william county. she'll speak thursday at the vfw post 1503 in dale city. this will be the first time the first lady campaigns by herself this election year. mitt romney will spend the next few days criss-crossing texas with events planned in dallas, san antonio, and houston. romney is not expected to be
seen with former president george w. bush or governor rick perry who dropped out of the race for president in january. romney was in the seattle area for a fundraiser yesterday. heated moments in the debate over whether to bring metro to loudoun county. more than 100 people told the board of supervisors why they support or oppose the plan. it would cost more than $2 million a year in construction and $11 million a year in maintenance. the costs will be offset by the economic boom the silver line could bring to the county. opponents fear the expansion will mean new and higher taxes. >> the power to tax is the power to destroy. that's what chief justice john marshall said in murdoch vs. maryland years ago. >> we are a suburb of washington, d.c. however, a rail out to loudoun would help solidify the position that we have some connection to the city. >> the board of supervisors must vote on the plan by jewel 4.
-- by july 4. one person is dead and another injured in a single car crash in montgomery county. it happened around 1:00 near dickerson road in dickerson. it appears the car hit the bottom of a railroad bridge and burst into flames. montgomery county police say one person died at the scene. another person was taken to the hospital. no word on that person's condition. the names of the victims have not been released. 6:06 the time. encouraging news in the fight against one form of the most common forms of cancer. plus, what a steal. a local woman says a crook took something that made her smile every day. what's now missing from her home. and a cool start.
coming up on ten minutes after the 11:00 hour in great britain right now. you're looking at live pictures from london. queen elizabeth ii being honored at a diamond jubilee thanksgiving service at st. paul's ka need. this morning's ceremony is one of the final events to wrap up four days of celebrations there. the service expected to wrap up in 15 minutes or so. after that the british monarch will attend private receptions and a lunch at westminster hall. then the royal family will take a formal change procession through the streets of london where hundreds of thousands of people have been camping out, waiting anxiously for that sight. >> what a beautiful location. st. paul's cathedral stunning. live shots inside the cathedral. i'm thinking that tomorrow might be a day of rest for the entire nation and especially the queen.
we're looking at the forecast, tom saying it's lion-like, clouds and cool temperatures? >> yeah, a gray morning over the potomac. that's a live view on this tuesday. it is feeling like a lion chill. clouds have been -- a london chill. clouds have been producing sprinkles and scattered drizzle. sunshine out it break out later this morning. hometown forecast, mt. airy, howard county, low 60s by noontime there. during the afternoon, peaking in the upper 60s. partly cloudy. this afternoon, chilly again. by midnight, down to the 50s. this time tomorrow, the low 50s. another cool start to wednesday. a look at the rest of the week and a warmup for the weekend in ten minutes. here's a look at traffic now. good morning, danella. good morning, tom. traveling on i-270, not bad from germantown making your way to the beltway. i'll show you where the delays are. they're out of frederick. from 85 all the way to 121, you are pretty slow here.
here's a live look as you make your way past 109. travel lanes are open, but are you sluggish at this time. traveling over to route 50 making your way westbound, heading into the city at 202, seeing volume, but your travel lanes are open here making your way to kenilworth avenue. back to you. 6:12. ahead, why congress is asking questions about an airport security shakeup. but next, her side of the story. the juror who was accused of flirting with john edwards. how fast is your internet?
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welcome back at 6:15. there's a new question into george zimmerman's finances. his attorney says zimmerman knew about a paypal account that raised money for him, and he still let his wife mislead the court about the couple's finances. the defense is requesting a second bond hearing. right now zimmerman is in jail. a judge revoked his bond in the shooting death of 17-year-old
trayvon martin. prosecutors say zimmerman and his wife did not disclose an online paypal account containing more than $135,000. his attorney says a separate web si has raised $37,000 for his legal fund. 16 after the hour now. more than three dozen transportation security agents have been reprimanded for not making random security checks. that's including the federal security director. the person responsible for the entire airport security. all these agents work at the southwest florida national airport. that's in ft. myers. the tsa says a two-month investigation last year revealed a large number of officers stopped conducting random screenings during the late shift. the workers on that shift made the decision not to make random checks which take longer. the tsa fired five worker, suspended 38 supervisors, and agents for two weeks. >> tsa is a giant organization. it's got tens of thousands of
employees. those folks are doing a very mundane, day in, day out, high volume, high-stress job. >> the tsa is holding all of its employees accountable for their actions. the agency says it has a zero tolerance for misconduct. today voters in wisconsin will decide whether to remove governor scott walker from office. he faces a recall election. opponents are upset the republican governor ended collective bargaining rights for most state government workers. walker faces democratic challenger milwaukee mayor tom barrett. the polls give walker a slight advantage. an alternate juror? the john edwards case -- juror in the john edwards case is calling a journalist irresponsible when he said she was flirting with john edwards. she and others wore bright colors to lift the spirits of john edwards. a tv personality reported she was flirt will. at the time he didn't know she was a mother of two, married it an amateur model.
she said that edwards smiled at them but not in her in particular. >> i don't think that john edwards sitting there facing 30 years potential is looking for his next date. i just thought it was ridiculous. >> yeah. and you better not be looking for your next date. >> she says she wore the shoulder-baring red shirt because she was going out that evening after court. not to get edwards' attention. the producer later apologized. the jury acquitted edwards on one of six counts of campaign corruption and deadlocked on the remaining five. a potential breakthrough in the fight against an aggressive form of melanoma. researchers say a new drug blocks signals that tell tumors to grow, and it does so without causing the side effects common with other medication. another new cancer drug is also showing promising signs of battling advanced melanoma. >> now we have multiple new traemts that we know can be game-changers in a profound way. >> both drugs now head to the fda for approval. this morning a woman in
cleveland park here in d.c. is asking for your help to find the man who keeps stealing a sign that she says makes her smile every day. >> libby kavalakis is a pittsburgh steelers fan and says someone keeps taking her steelers country banner. she posted this surveillance video on youtube. you see a man ripping down the banner off her house. there it is on the left-hand side. the banner was stolen three times. the latest was last week. she says the crook even had a getaway driver in the alley behind her house. >> he broke on to my property, he damaged my property. you know, he trespassed, and he violated my personal space. he violated what i own. and that's not acceptable. >> kavalakis says the banner putser in a good mood when she gets home from work. she hopes someone will recognize the thief and call police. just not a good way to show your allegiance to any team. >> fandom going way too far.
coming up on 20 minutes after the hour. the sun is up, going to work too hard. >> a chilly start. tom? you ought to go up 5,000 feet to see the sun. we're under a low overcast now. it's been producing on storm 4 radar passing showers through southern maryland, the northern neck. closer view of the radar, showing the higher resolution. showing a few other sprinkles that have been out around parts of the shenandoah valley. and right around the central blue ridge. radar has a tough time picking up teeny, tiny drizzle drops. that's what we have there. and farther south, the showers passing to the south. and for the rest of the day today, a little sunshine breaking out. temperatures climbing to the low 70s. average high this time of year is 81. so certainly a cooler than average pattern here. all the way into thursday, cooler than average. finally, near average high by friday. between now and then, might get an afternoon shower tomorrow and partly sunny, mid 70s, upper 70s thursday. partly sunny, a little greater chance of afternoon showers and maybe a thundershower. and then starting to feel like summertime as we get into the
weekend. saturday, sundays, monday, heating up. low to mid 60s. moderate humidity but not sweltering. summer-like for the weekend. i'll be back in ten minutes. danella? good morning. traveling on 295, not looking bad at all along 295 in maryland. we'll look at 32 now as you make your way southbound toward the beltway. your travel lanes are open. your volume's not bad northbound. pretty much clear right now. now let's look at the beltway. traveling on the inner loop past 50. i'll give you a travel speed from i-95 to route 50. you're at about 62 miles per hour. nine minutes to make that trip. and on the rails, i'm checking them. they're looking good. no reported delays on the metro, marc, and vre. i'm back in ten minutes with a look at i-95 in virginia. i'm seeing heavy delays northbound, especially around lorton. a closer look in ten minutes. back to you. >> thank you. 6:21.
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carry-on bag on to planes. the -- that's according to the "new york times." alaska airlines charging passengers $25 for oversized carry-on bags. spirit airlines and allegiant airlines charged to stash carry-ons in overhead bins. this fall spirit is raising its fee from $45 to $100 per passion. airlines created the problem of everyone bringing bags on to the plane in 2008 when they started imposing fees on checked baggage. >> all the fees. >> it adds up. >> that's why i don't fly often. 6:26. 60 degrees. ahead, the curious smell that led police to a bust in a maryland hotel. >> investigators say he's a notorious criminal. his attorney says he's insane. why the man called the east coast rapist is sabotaging his own defense. the temperatures dipped overnight. homicide of young people in america has an impact on all of us.
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farm. and a huge celebration taking place across the pond. a live look at an incredible spectacle. more ahead. good morning, welcome back to "news4 today," i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. this morning is off to a cool start. you may feel chilly raindrops. hopefully not enough to slow the commute. here's a look at the forecast with tom kierein. a liondon-like morning in washington. a live view from our city camera. i see crews rowing on the potomac, getting a workout. as we look at what's been happening the last 12 hours, a big circulation around low pressure over new england giving us a northerly flow. low clouds, a little patchy drizzle across northern virginia. patches of green, light showers, northern neck and st. mary's county. passing off to the south. and it is a cool morning.
low to mid 50s into the mountains. locations in western maryland into the highlands of west virginia, in the 40s on june 5. sheer your day planner for this tuesday. a small chance of a sprinkle. a little drizzle through mid morning. in maryland, 60s with a partly sunny sky. and a northeast breeze around five to ten miles per hour. i'll return in ten minutes. danella's here looking at traffic. good morning. good morning. well, right now i'm checking things along i-95 because you're slow heading out of dale city. seeing red. very slow. again through woodbridge, delays continue toward the beltway. no accidents, typical delays. under speed at 26 miles per hour from the occoquan to the
beltway. right now, that trip taking about 23 minutes. let's head to the beltway in montgomery county. your volume is increasing on the outer loop. back to you. the diamond jubilee is wrapping up. these are live pictures of the procession exiting st. paul's cathedral after the service of thanksgiving there. the national service symbolizes a rededication of the queen to her people. a chance to renew the pledge between citizens and the monarch, as well. this is a culmination of four days of celebrations. trumpets greeted the queen as she arrived a while ago. she was accompanied by diana, lady farnam.
this is the last day of the four day celebration. the queen will attend a private reception at mansion how to house and lunch at westminster hall. there will also be a royal procession through the streets of london. we'll have much more on today's festivities coming up at 6:48 with a report from doug kammerer who will show us a different side of london and not all of the pomp and pageantry. back here at home, people in fairfax county are chipping in to offer a $7,500 reward to help catch a person attacking animals. a calf, two goats, and a chicken were injured at frying pan park in herndon over memorial day weekend. a group call the friends of frying pan park put up the reward money. they say it is a shame for this to happen in such a family-friendly atmosphere. >> just a good place for me to bring my son. he loves it here, and he loves the animals. ma enginin why anybody would want to do that. >> investigators are looking
into the possibility the same suspect attacked horses on a farm. this morning a woman faces murder charges after she stabbed a mother to death. the killing touched off an emotional street fight between people who knew both women. [ bleep ] >> friends of the murder victim went after a friend of the accused killer. officers arrested two people for the assault. it came after police say 31-year-old cedrise alvin killed her best friend, 28-year-old amber kent to death. the stabbing happened inside an apartment on 13th place with kent's 5-year-old daughter not far away. >> the mom now is just sad. and i feel very sad for her and her child. my heart goes out to her and her family. >> police arrested alvin at her daughter's elementary school. the daughter of raul castro is calling for a prisoner swap between the u.s. and cuba. it could free a potomac man jailed in havana.
mar yella castro espen says alan gross could be released in exchange for five cubans in the u.s. gross is serving a 15-year sentence after he was convicted of spying in cuba. gross says he was just trying to set up internet access for cuba's jewish community. one d.c. council member wants to put an end once and for all to city leaders' stadium ticket tiff. jack zaens is proposing colleagues split tickets to the parks among the mayor and council members. disputes have made headlines in recent years. some council members criticized chairman brown for how he handed out tickets to verizon center events last year. in 2009, then-mayor fenty, adrian fenty, refused to share baseball tickets with council members for more than a month. today in alexandria, a trial expected to start for a man accused in a dui crash that killed a little boy. police say 22-year-old victor
aldona was drunk in january when he drove his car off of duke street near i-395. the car hit 8-year-old brian herself chavez walking -- hernandez chavez who was walking with his mother. the mother recovered from her injuries. the "today" show is up next. let's check in with mat matt lauer to see what they're working on. good morning to you. hey, good morning to you. nice to see you. and coming up from london on a special edition of "today," we'll have complete coverage of the queen's diamond jubilee. the royal family attending a service of thanksgiving following the big jubilee concert last night. and all of this will lead up to a royal carriage procession through the streets of london. and an appearance on the famed balcony of buckingham palace just behind me. we'll bring it to you live. then the health scare that landed the queen's husband in the hospital, shining him for today's fess -- sidelining him for today's festivities. we'll have the latest. and the rest of the top stories of the morning as well as we get started on a special
edition of "today "live from london. back to you. >> thank you very much. have a great trip. see you soon. >> all right. thank you. 6:37 now. starbucks' $100 million purchase that might get you in the store even if you don't like coffee. some people say odds are a new casino will make their life more difficult. why they're complaining before it's even open for business. ♪ plus, highlights from the queen's jubilee celebration. when mitt romney says "planned parenthood we're gonna get rid of that."
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purse or bag hanging on the back of your chair or on the ground. d.c. police are getting dozens of calls each day for these kinds of thefts. owners say cell phone theft are also a problem, people leaving phones on tables has happened to one of our colleagues. and it's a bummer. it's -- you feel awful about it. >> got to -- that's a smart idea -- right under her elbow so she can -- purse is right there all the time. smart. >> makes it cumbersome to eat. >> nobody told -- never mind. you carry a huge bag. that's all i'm saying. >> i have a lot of stuff. >> most women do apparently. 6:41. i'm going to stop before i get in trouble. >> that's right. before i give out your home number. tom? >> good morning. right now at 6:41, we have low clouds over most of the region producing a few scattered sprinkles. maybe a little bit of drizzle this morning. and a few showers in the northern neck. it is chilly. you'll need a jacket or sweater right now. it's in the low to mid 50s most of the region. upper 50s near the tidal potomac and by the bay.
reagan national at 59. hometown forecast for annandale and fairfax county, by noontime, sun breaking out. mid 60s. only peaking near 70 during the afternoon and partly sunny. then partly cloudy, getting cool this evening, near 60 by midnight. by this time tomorrow morning, the 50s. coming up in ten minutes, your seven-day outlook. i'll show you something we may not see for another 115 years. that's coming up at 6:51. danella, how's traffic? >> thanks, tom. traveling along i-70 eastbound at 32. we have a report of a medical emergency. please approach with caution if this is your commute this morning. let's head to i-66 in virginia. there you are under speed. making your way eastbound past sudley. slow here. very sluggish in this area. your travel speed, though, delays continue past fairfax county parkway into the beltway. you're at about 36 miles per hour. 16 minutes so far to make the trip. inside the beltway, on i-66, under speed, as well. not so bad as you pass 25th street, fairfax drive here, and i'll show you your travel speed, about 42 miles per hour inside the beltway to get to gw parkway.
right now, it will take you 15 minutes. not terrible at all. aaron, over to you. >> thank you. coming up on 6:43. this morning the jerry sandusky sex abuse trial is set to begin. sandusky is accused of using his own charity to find and abuse at least ten boys over a 15-year period. all eyes will be on the former penn state assistant coach as jury selection begins in central pennsylvania this morning. angie goff live in the newsroom with more on what to expect today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. jerry sandusky in the bellfont, pennsylvania, courtroom. expect that according to the former penn state football coach's lawyer. opening statements are expected monday. today, the daunting task of finding an unbiased jury in a suburb of the school where many penn state alumni and fans live. a judge has already been called in from a neighboring county, and there is a plan to import a panel from another county. if the lawyers can't find enough jurors. sandusky faces 52 criminal counts for alleged abuse. allegations he repeatedly
denies. the trial is expected to last several weeks. and among the expected witnesses, some of the young men who say they were abused by sandusky. many of them who say they met the former coach through his charity, the second mile. so far the judge has ruled on a couple things. sandusky's alleged victims will have to use their real names when they testify. and also reporters inside the courtroom will not be allowed to tweet or use other forms of electronic communications during the trial. aaron? >> all right. angie goff in the newsroom. thank you. four men are behind bars today, accused of running a meth lab out of a howard county hotel. before 11:00 last night, police got a call about a strong, nursing home odor coming from a hotel room at the holiday inn in elk ridge. officers found chemicals inside the room and arrested three men. a fourth man who came to the room was also taken into custody. police are working to confirm their identities now. the surrounding rooms of that hotel were evacuated as a precaution. new from overnight, police
are looking into a deadly fiery crash in montgomery county. the single car crash happened around 1:00 on dickerson road near mt. efraim. the car hit a railroad bridge and burst into flames. montgomery county police say one person died at the scene. another person was taken to the hospital. no word on the person's condition. the names of the victims have not been released. dickerson road remains closed while police investigate. 15 before the hour. the parents of a murdered virginia tech student hope a new sketch can lead to a break in the case. look at this sketch. it is revised, of the man that police suspect of kidnapping and killing morgan harrington in 2009. her remains turned up in a remote field near charlottesville several months after she disappeared from a metallica convert. the fbi plans to launch a billboard campaign with the new sketch. the man suspected of being the east coast rapist is making it difficult for his lawyers to proceed with his defense. attorneys for aaron thomas filed a notice of their plans to enter
an insanity plea. an actual plea can't be made until thomas meets with mental health evaluators, but he's refusing. a hearing is scheduled for friday. thomas is accused of attacking three teenage girls in prince william county in 2009. he's also suspected in other assaults in maryland, connecticut, and rhode island. one falls church woman's got quite a story it her night last night. rachel at this time got to meet president obama and -- rachel kick got to meet president obama and former president clinton. she won a campaign that the albania campaign held. she and her boyfriend attended a fundraiser at the waldorf astoria and met the current and former commanders in chief. it was one of three fundraisers presidents obama and clinton attended last night. >> i don't think it's important to re-elect the president. i think it is essential to re-elect the president if we want this country to have the kind of future that our children and grandchildren deserve.
>> president obama will be back in new york later this month for a fundraiser at actress sarah jessica parker's home. mitt romney is fundraising in texas this week. he'll spend the next two days in dallas, san antonio, and houston. romney will use his appearances to promote his economic policies. texas voters gave romney the votes needed to win the republican presidential nomination during that state's primary last week. there's something cooking at starbucks. the coffee giant is making a major investment. here's cnbc's bertha coombs with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. starbucks is breaking bread. not breaking bad, breaking bread, buying bay bread. a chain that owns a bakery in san francisco. they're buying if t for about $100. bucks' biggest move outside of coffee. they will roll out croissants, pastries, muffins and other foods in its stores and expand it into a national chain. the move could well put starbucks in direct competition now with panera bread. and disney expected to
announce that it is cutting back on the number of junk food ads on tv and radio ads aimed at children. ceo bob iegory will make the announcement with first lady michelle obama. disney, which owns abc as well as espn and the disney channel, launched an initiative in tweaks phase out promoting junk food to kids at theme porks. the program stopped short of impacting its advertising. i bet a lot of parents will be relieved for that. >> absolutely. >> you don't want to hear one more thing like, really, i want that. >> i agree. you think the starbucks move is for us to stretch our french accents? bulange -- >> although in french it would be la bulangerie. >> you say it well. >> thanks. >> thank you very much. >> bye-bye. right now a live look overseas. the queen attending a private reception at mansion house. then lunch at westminster hall. later today, there will also be a formal royal carriage procession through the streets
of london. 5 minutes ago the service -- 15 minutes ago the services wrapped up. festivities continuing there after -- around the noon hour in london. a service of thanksgiving that happened at st. paul's cathedral, symbolizes a rededication of the queen to her people. a chance to renew the pledge between citizens and the monarch. ♪ last night some of music's best paid tribute to queen elizabeth ii. 10,000 people got to see this star-studded concert on a specially made stage outside buckingham palace. there were performers from each of the queen's six decades on the throne. >> what a concert. can you imagine? stevie wonder singing "isn't she lovely." the queen with the rest of the royal family will take a
formal carriage ride, procession, through the streets of london. hundreds of thousands are lining the streets waiting for eye glimpse of the queen. and among them, our doug kammerer who shows us a different side of the jubilee celebrations. >> reporter: good morning from london. a beautiful morning here once again. pretty nice weather. actually right now, temperatures only around 50 degrees here. it is on the coloside. clouds are expected to roll in. the rain is expected to roll in. last night a fantastic night for one of the best concerts you've seen in some time. take a look at what we shot last night. we're in what they call hyde park, london's version of central park in new york city. we were there last night with hundreds of thousands of fans, all across the country watching on video. the concert going on at buckingham palace. take a look at some of the people. everybody out and about wearing their best british garb. it's almost like for us, it
would be like a 4th of july party happening one every ten years. that's exactly what this is for them. the celebration of the queen's 60th anniversary on the throne. really simply amazing to think that she's been on the throne for 60 years. again, just everybody out there enjoying it. we are enjoying it with the fans, too. so many fans having such a great time. we even got to try some -- some great british dishes, including fish and chips and mushy peas. i've never had mushy peas before. tried them last night, it was good actually. i'm looking forward to make some more mushy peas coming up the next couple of days. after that, the queen lit the first of 4,200 beacons that are around the world symbolizing this historic event. once again, a great night for all the british here, everybody continues to say, wow, it's great to be british. the excitement here for britain is really, really strong. really amazing. and i'm just very happy to be here. so for everybody back in the
states, hope you're enjoying yourselves because i know i'm enjoying myself. >> good for doug. good for him. stay tuned for news4 for coverage of the queen's diamond jubilee. look for doug's reports from london today on news4. many are buzzing over the duchess of cambridge. she sdazled the crowds in a lace dress by alexander mcqueen. she prefers the british style house. her wedding dress was designed by sarah burton for alexander mcqueen. prince william wore a mourning suit, but who cares -- i'm sorry, they all look the same. don' get me wrong. he looks dashing. but we really care about kate's dress. i mean, it -- his suit, his mourning suit doesn't really vary much from harry's mourning suit -- >> i've been google, searching. i want to know what the queen wore. who made her dress? >> i'm sure she has like a royal tailor i imagine who hand design her dresses. but kate looked spot on
perfection. let's go to tom and talk about the forecast. >> we've got london-like weather with low clouds. and temperatures in the 50s, too. similar to what they're getting in london. we're getting sun breaking out. good news because we have the transit of venus. if we don't see it today, you won't have another chance to see this for another 115 years. there is going to be a -- an observing party at the national air and space museum on the mall. free admission. it's between 6:00 until sunset. and hopefully we'll have breaks in the clouds to see what -- what may look like the little spot covering the sun there. that is venus. it's 24 million miles from the earth, passing between the earth and the sun. venus is about the same size as the earth. a lot of the astronomy clubs are holding events to try to see that. begins at 6:05. lasts until sunset. we're seeing a few breaks in the clouds. here's the day planner for this
tuesday. a small chance of a sprinkle by 9:00. breaks in the clouds. partly sunny noontime and during the afternoon, reaching the low 70s. overnight, another cool morning, a london-like morning. afternoon highs, mid 70s, p. a 30% chance of an afternoon shower. greater chance of a shower or thundershower thursday. high 70s then. sun returns and we warm up feeling like summer through the weekend. danella, how's traffic now? tough, tough commute on i-95. not seeing accidents but big delays. here's lorton. you see the cars are crawling to make their way northbound. delays start out of prince william parkway. jammed this morning, 25 minors. taking 30 minutes to get to the beltway. chopper 4 at 395. delays continuing toward duke and seminary road. you'll see the bulk of your delays this morning. it gets a little better after you pass seminary road. but you're pretty much slow the entire way, under speed heading toward the 14th street bridge.
i'll give you a travel speed. you're at about 33 miles per hour on average. 19 minutes to get from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. aaron, over to you. >> thank you. not everyone is raving about the brand new casino opening in anne arundel county tomorrow. maryland live sit right next to arundel mills mall. engineers removed a circle along the boulevard to ease the flow of traffic. but people who live nearby say the area is already congested, and the casino isn't even open yet. >> there's so many people coming to the casino and coming out, so it's always hard for me to pull out. like i almost got in a car accident just going out of this road. >> maryland live opens tomorrow night at 10:00. consider yourself warned. today is the last day you'll get only a citation from several speed cameras set up in the district. a one-month warning period ends today. tomorrow d.c. police will send out tickets to drivers caught going above the speed limits. the new cameras were set up along streets with the highest number of crashes and injuries.
let ae's get a last look ate forecast -- no, we'll move on. that's it for "news4 today." thank you for starting the day with us. >> the "today" show is next. >> we leave you with live pictures from london as the queen's celebrations continue. they wrap up today. and of course the "today" show's matt lauer will be live from london in a couple of minutes. graduation, huh ?