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dangerous place. especially if you cook. >> especially if you have a hard floor too. that's why. >> stay with us. "news 4 today" continues now at 5:00 a.m. so how much did you cut them by then? >> that's not true. >> how much did you cut licenses and permits on federal land and federal waters? >> governor romney, here's what we did. >> not holding back. a night of fiery attacks as president obama and mitt romney raise the stakes for their second debate. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this wednesday, october 17th, 2012. take a live look outside at 5:00 a.m. 50 degrees out there. be sure to grab a coat as you head out the door. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here to tell us how to put it all in perspective. >> and the 50 degrees is the warm spot. that's balmy.
that's beach weather. a few clouds passing over us, and thankfully, mersfully, we don't have the blustery winds like we've had the last couple of days or it would feel colder. down in maryland and west virginia, it's down into the 30s. it has dipped into the mid-30s around the blue ridge, shenandoah valley, and much of west virginia and western maryland. even closer to washington, it's upper 30s, manassas and prince william county. la plata down to 40 degrees. right near the bay waters, mid-40s. hour by hour throughout the day today, we'll dress for a cold winter-like morning, and we'll have a calm wind thankfully. by noontime, low 60s. mid-60s for the afternoon. dry and mild and a light wind by the end of the afternoon. right down near 60. 7:20. the sunset 6:26. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. first 4 traffic now with
danella. good morning. >> good morning. thanks, tom. if you're traveling along 395, let's take a look. the volume is very light. give you a caution as you make your way southbound this morning. traveling southbound, police are on the scene of a disabled vehicle. luckily, it's just in the right shoulder lane, and your travel lanes are open. very, very light volume this morning. northbound, you are nice and clear. heading down i-95, earlier there was road work, dale city, as you make your way northbound, it is gone. travel lanes open all the way to the beltway. aaron, over to you. this morning president obama and governor romney will hit the campaign trail again tonight. the president will hit ohio before he heads back home again. and mitt romney will stay closer to our area, heading to leesburg, virginia. the debe at hofstra university on long island was far more heated than the first debate two weeks ago. the president and his republican rival often talked over each
other as they tried to answer voters' questions. >> any investments i have over the last eight years have been managed by a blind trust, and i understand they do include investments outside the united states, including in chinese companies. mr. president, have you looked at your pension? >> i've got to say -- >> mr. president, have you looked at your pension? >> i don't look at my pension. it's not as big as yours, so it doesn't take as long. >> let me give you some advice. >> the third and final presidential debate will take place next monday in boca raton, florida. >> if the next debate will be remembered as the big bird debate, the next one will be the binder debate. governor romney talked about how he accepted women for his cabinet as governor of massachusetts. >> all the applicants seemed to be men. and i said, how come these people are all men? and they said, these are the people who have qualifications. i said, gosh, can't we find women who are also qualified? we took a concerted effort to
find women who had backgrounds to become qualified to be members of our cabinet. i went to a number of women's groups and said, can you help us find folks? they brought us binders full of women. >> within machines, someone created the twitter handle called romney binders. it has 32,000 followers. people have been tweeting pictures like this one as well. pretty funny. >> the voter registration deadline has passed in maryland. some of the leading researchers in election technology are especially coura encouraging the state to check accuracy of its database. researchers warned the state that its system could easily be hacked. they say someone could exploit an online tool to change someone's address, party affiliation, or other information. election officials told "the post" they found the hacking story highly unlikely. a suicide bomber detonated a
car bomb in eastern afghanistan earlier in morning. 45 people were hurt in the attack. it happened outside the afghan outpost in the paktiya province. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack. police are looking for a gunman who shot a man and crashed a motorcycle. this happened around third street and livingston road in southeast washington. around 12:45 this morning, a gunman on a motorcycle shot a man in the leg. the gunman crashed his bike and took off running. the victim is in the hospital and should recover. the group that launched a controversial advertising campaign on metro is at it again. this is the new ad from the american freedom defense initiative. it features this from the koran, "soon shall we cast terror into the hearts of unbelievers" and a picture of the burning twin towers on september 11th. the group is still waiting for approval from the transit agency. this controversy started when the american freedom defense initiative released an ad describing muslim radicals as savages.
this is in direct response to the counter-campaign against the original ad. that ad calls on people to support israel and defeat jihad. two virginia men waking up in their own beds this morning after spending five days stranded in the snow. jason hiser and neal peckens flew from montana to richmond in a private plane last night. the pair got lost while headaching in glacier national park last week. they spent days in the woods in subfreezing temperatures. we were there when peckens arrived at his herndon home. >> how does it feel to be home? >> we're just relieved to be back with family and friends. we have the rescue teams to thank for that. our heartfelt gratitude to them as well. >> park rangers say they found the men on monday. the pair was well-prepared. apparently, they rationed food, collected fire wood, used a smoky fire and an sos message made out of logs to get some attention. very experienced wilderness men, if you will, they both are. so they had an idea of what they would need to do to survive and
a tropical storm hit southern baja flooding streets there. shelters in the area now being opened, and people are being warned to stay indoors. >> a lot of rain. so far, no rain here. it isery cold, at least for this time of the year. >> coming up on 11 minutes after 5:00, and storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with the forecast. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones. stafford, virginia, hometown forecast by 7:00 a.m., just around 40. right now much of the region, upper 30s to low 40s. partly sunny by midday for the lunch hour, mid-60s for stafford and much of the region. as we look at the hour by hour forecast, by midafternoon, should hit the 60s for much of
the area. i'm back with a look at the rest of the week and the weekend in ten minutes. a look at traffic now with danella. good morning. >> good morning. thanks, tom. traveling on the dulles toll road, your travel lanes are open. we'll check travel speeds. not bad from hunter mill road heading to the beltway. continuing from the dulles toll road heading to the interchange, the beltway looks good. the earlier road work should be completely out of the roadway. travel speeds look good at 58 miles per hour. >> thanks, danella. hi dollar heist. the priceless works of art targeted by thieves. >> and the shakeup i
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welcome back at 5:14. a scary scene in san francisco. a boat capsized sending 11 crew members overboard. no one was hurt. this was during practice in the america's cup. the crew said the boat was making a turn when the nose suddenly dove into the water, flipping the boat end over end. the boat cost between $8 million and $10 million. no estimate yet on the cost of the damage to the yacht. a new york taxi driver in trouble after getting caught throwing a passenger out of his cab. the cabbie claimed the passenger was drunk and got sick in the backseat of his car. in court, the judge suspended the driver's license. new york laws don't allow a driver to touch a passenger, but they can refuse service. the captain accused of causing the biggest shipwreck in history will go to trial.
franc francesco scuttino is accused of running his ship aground and then abandoning it. yesterday a panel said a sonar echo sounder that tracks water depth was not functioning. thieves walked away with several high priced paintings from a museum in the netherlands. thieves stole paintings from pablo picasso, claude monet, and other artists. the museum displayed the paintings as part of its 20th anniversary celebration. police arrived five minutes after thieves triggered the alarm yesterday. it was too late, though. police are analyzing surveillance video. they believe the thieves may be after a random. officers trying to determine what led to a dedly shooting along the u.s.-canada border in washington state. a man shot and critically injured a canadian border officer yesterday afternoon. the man then turned the gun on himself and died. the driver was on his way from
the u.s. to canada. the shooting temporarily shut down the border crossing on both sides. everything is back open this morning. a colorado community is mourning the loss of a 10-year-old girl killed near denver. more than 2,000 people showed up for a vigil to remember jessica ridgeway. many wore people, the girl's favorite color. the girl disappeared earlier this month after leaving her house to walk to school. after an intense search, police found the girl's dismembered body but have yet to find the suspected killer. a 4.0 magnitude quake hit hollis center, maine, just after 7:00 last night. it sent shock waves throughout new england. a store employee a few miles away from the epicenter thought a gas explosion caused the building to shake, but it was the quake that caused all that rattling. >> we were all just standing in the room practicing, getting ready, warming up, and all of a sudden, the whole building just shook, and the whole room went silent. we were just like whoa. >> a bunch of stuff was shaking
on the tables, but i thought i was seeing things, and i felt the ground rumble, and everybody just went silent. it's like what's happening? >> so far, no reports of injury or damage. today president franklin roosevelt will be honored in new york city. president clinton and nbc's tom brokaw will attend a dedication ceremony for the franklin d. roosevelt four freedoms park. the only memorial dedicated to president roosevelt in his home state of new york. that park celebrates the four freedoms he famously outlined in 1941. they were freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom of what, and freedom from fear. a second person in virginia has died from the meningitis outbreak. that raises the death toll to 16. more than 230 others are sick. the news comes as federal criminal investigators raided the massachusetts pharmacy linked to the infections. heat officials believe steroid injections produced for back pain were contaminated with the disease.
on monday, the food and drug administration warned other drugs from the pharmacy may be tainted as well. a new study refutes the theory that cranberry juice prevents bladder and kidney infections. british researchers reviewed the data from four studies and revealed taking cranberry pills or drinking cranberry juice were no better than a placebo. studies show they'd have to drink two glasses of cranberry juice a day to prevent just one infection. researchers at university of chicago say a good night's sleep can be important. the study found it harder for fat cells and insulin to work properly in volunteers who got just four hours of sleep a night for several days. the same study showed no damage with eight hours of sleep. scientists feel more research is needed to discover exactly how much sleep a person should get and if long-term damage can be reversed with more sleep. >> it'something every day, this lack of sleep and the
people on our schedule really feel it. it's loss of memory. >> i could drop dead at any moment. >> seriously, our life expectancy is going down the tubes. >> sleep is so important. there you go. >> oh, my goodness. all right, tom. cheer us up, would you, with the forecast? >> i get plenty of sleep. it's all about going to bed early enough. you adapt. we're living on london time here in washington. good morning. starting off this rng monmo we've had a few clouds coming in over the last few hours. it is cold. dress for a december-like morning, not october. much of the region, we are down in the upper 30s. all these areas of dark blue are in the 30s. that's most of the shenandoah valley and into the mountains. closer to washington, a few areas in the northern suburbs and western suburbs are down into the upper 30s. parts of southern maryland and northern neck upper 30s. reagan national is at 49. now here's your storm team 4 four-day forecast. afternoon highs warming up. it's going to be mild by
midafternoon. ought to be in the upper 60s and partly cloudy. a nice warmup but a coldstart. overnight tonight, partly cloudy. back down into the 40s. not as cold as this morning. highs reach near 70 tomorrow afternoon as clouds increase ahead of a weather front coming in from the west. that will likely trigger some passing showers. that will probably happen after sunset thursday evening and perhaps off and on after that, maybe the predawn hours friday. and then the rest of the day friday, partly sunny. another mild afternoon. up around 70 or so. and then on saturday morning, cooler weather moving in the mid-40s. saturday afternoon should climb to the mid-60s. great for all the high school and college games. then on sunday, monday, tuesday, a nice pattern. 40s in the morning. mid-60s sunday afternoon. near 70 monday, tuesday. i'm back in ten minutes. danella is here now about first 4 traffic. good morning. tom, we'll start with the rails. if you're taking metro, marc, or
vre, not seeing any reported delays. all are running on or close to schedule. checking bridges in our area, crossing over the american legion bridge. nice and clear over the beltway. travel lanes open as you head across the wilson bridge. so pretty. very light volume. checking the sousa bridge, bridges in southwest d.c., nice and clear. no issues to report. >> good morning. a little bit of a shocker if you folks are headed out through northwest this morning. if you use military road between 43rd street and 42nd street, guys, take a look. they're going to be doing road work this morning before 6:15 and 7:15. ddot is set to come out here and fill in a hole. the road actually collapsed. they're going to be doing emergency repair. you can see the cars going over the metal plates right now. ddot says to use nevada as a detour. we're not sure how far military road is going to be closed.
you may be able to use reno as well as wisconsin to get around this. ddot set to come out at 6:15. they'll have it closed at 7:15. use nevada as a detour if you're headed to military road between 43rd and 42nd street northwest. i'm tony tull. we'll send it back to you. transportation leaders in southern california are coming under fire with plans to shut down a major roadway for a movie. one of the freeways running through orange county will be closed for the latest installment of the hangover series. it's the first time a county freeway will be shut down for filming. the county's film commissioner defended that decision, calling the filming an economic benefit for the state. hockey could soon be making a comeback. the nhl made a new offer to the players association in hopes of starting the season two weeks from now. the proposal includes a full 82-game season which would start november 2nd. the league locked out the players last month when the current collective bargaining agreement expired.
union officials requested time to review the proposal. boy, that video never gets old. >> it never does. >> the nfl confirms beyonce will be performing at the super bowl xlvii halftime show. the question is who will join her on stage? the 16-time grammy winner sported this photo on her tumblr page. new orleans will host the game at the superdome. there's speculation that beyonce's husband jay-z or her former band mates from the destiny's child group might make an appearance with her. >> either way, it is going to be a spectacular concert. she is a performer. she can really sing. and she's gorgeous. i mean, come on. >> i would be surprised if they get destiny's child back together l. >> you think? >> i don't see that' happening. >> i think it would be fun if jay-z shows up. >> she's so pretty by herself.
take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses.
looking at the stories making headlines, a nice of testy exchanges as president obama and mitt romney try to win over voters in their second debate. a second person has died in virginia from the meningitis outbreak. and two men returning back home after spending days lost in the wilderness. more on those stories throughout the morning. first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today" on this wednesday, october 17th. we take a live look outside at 5:28. 50 chilly degrees outside our windows. and storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. just a lot of words there. >> it is. it's a lot. >> say it three times fast.
this morning it's feeling more like december than october. upper 30s in many locations in montgomery county. fairfax county, prince william, much of northern virginia, loudoun, fauquier, stafford, spotsylvania down to 40 degrees. in southern maryland and eastern suburbs, prince george's county, anne arundel, charles, calvert, st. mary's, upper 30s to near 40. right near the bay waters, mid and upper 40s. off to our west, even colder. mid-30s frederick county, parts of western loudoun, panhandle of west virginia, shenandoah valley, into the mountains and around the blue ridge, only mid-30s this morning. few locations out of the mountains right at the freezing mark with frost this morning. clouds coming over the region now. they'll be with us off and on. probably setting the stage for an iridescent sunrise. sunrise getting later and later. not until 7:20. we'll have temperatures still around 40 degrees.
then by noontime up around 60 with a light wind. thankfully, we can have lighter winds this morning too, by the way. by the afternoon, ought to hit upper 60s. a nice warmup on the way. sunrise at 6:26. right then back down to near 60 degrees. quickly dropping into the 50s after sunset tonight. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. first 4 traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. still checking the rails. so far not seeing any reported delays. let's head over to the roadway. 295 southbound at riverdale road, crash blocks the left lane and left shoulder lane. southbound on riverdale road, approaching the beltway, you are slow this morning. also seeing delays on 50. still tracking them. so far no reported accidents. i'm still making calls and will give you an update in ten minutes. slow out of frederick on i-270. as you make your way southbound, your average travel speed is 40 miles per hour. you are seeing congestion. it's not terrible.
here's a live look as you make your way past 109. again, starting to hit the brakes. travel lane through germantown heading to the beltway, nice and clear. president obama and mitt romney back in battle ground states today. mitt romney will be in our area. he has rallies planned in leesburg and chesapeake, virginia. the president scheduled to campaign in northern virginia on friday. today he'll visit iowa and ohio before he returns to washington. both campaigns declaring victory in last night's second presidential debate. the candidates went after each other much more aggressively than in the first debate. nbc's tracie potts live on capitol hill with more on the night's festivities. tracie? >> reporter: hey, aaron. good morning, everyone. despite the fact there was a lot of over talking, a lot of finger pointing, that's not true, you're wrong, you're wrong, a lot of times, quite frankly, when you couldn't understand what they were saying. despite all of that, they covered a lot of ground in this debate. mitt romney, governor romney, really took off after president obama's policies, saying they haven't worked, that there's no
reason we should still have $4 a gallon gas and millions of people out of work. the president fighting back this time, bringing up the 47% that romney said are victims, talking about romney's policies leading us back into recession. and then there was this very contentious moment about how long it took the administration to admit the deaths in libya were a terror attack. here's what they said. >> you said in the rose garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror? it was not a spontaneous demonstration. is that what you're saying? >> please proceed, governor. >> i want to make sure we get that for the record because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >>ette go the transcri ettget t. >> he did, in fact. let me call it an act of terror. >> can you say that louder, candy. >> he did call it an act of terror. >> reporter: now, after all that, we've got instant polls
this morning showing that president obama won the debate, at least according to cbs and cnn. they both give him a 7% spread, not nearly as big as mitt romney had two weeks ago. among swing states, a separate poll says he won by 15%. but the campaigns, the republicans, the romney campaign debating that this morning as well. live from capitol hill, i'm tracie potts. aaron? >> tracie, thank you. despite mitt romromney's ga, president obama did take responsibility for the deadly attack in libya, even though his secretary of state did take the blame earlier this week. >> secretary clinton has done an extraordinary job, but she works for me. i'm the president. and i'm always responsible. that's why nobody's more interested in finding out exactly what happened than i am. >> last night's debate came on the same night u.s. ambassador chris stevens' family gathered in san francisco for a public memorial. ambassador stevens and three other americans died in that attack in benghazi last month.
we want to know who you think won round two of the presidential debates. join the conversation on the news 4 facebook page. 5:34 now. a family argument led to a murder that left a college professor in fairfax county dead. 68-year-old credit rudr. ruth hamilton allen died at her mother's home in preston, virginia. her 91-year-old mother called 911 for help. police arrested her brother charles hamilton. dr. hamilton taught at american university and yale university. day two of the trial of two police officers accused of beating a university of maryland student. in court, the prosecution's expert, an expert who trains police, called it excessive force. the video shows a minimum of 12 baton blows by officers in seven seconds. it followed a celebration of umd's victory over duke in 2010. both officers will be called to testify before the case goes to the jury. d.c. council member jim graham may be in hot water over
a land deal four years ago. the district's board of ethics and government accountability is launching a preliminary investigation into that mat. the board wants to see if he violated d.c. ethics rules. graham is facing questions about whether he improperly tried to influence metro's plans for a vacant lot near the shaw howard metro station. he isn't accused of breaking any laws. he'll cooperate with the ethics board. today an important member of the washington metro airport authority will step down. dennis marteyer is accused of spending too much. marteyer says he'll voice his own issues with the board during his resignation. the group that launched a controversial advertising campaign on metro is at it again. this is the new ad from the american freedom defense initiative. it features this from the koran.
"soon shall we cast terror into the hearts of unbelievers." and a picture of the burning twin towers on september 11th. the group is still waiting approval from the transit agency. it starts when the american defense initiative released an ad describing the muslim extremists as savages. this is in direct response to the counter-campaign against the original ad that calls on people to support israel and defeat jihad. sharing her side of the story. what a gallaudet university employee has to say about the petition that got her suspended.
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>> i guess red bull really does give you wings, or something like that. they sponsored the whole thing. it's pretty cool. that video, you never get tired of him touching down and taking a walk like that. >> the soft landing. but the free fall. i don't know how you maintain control and not lose your mind if you're going that fast. >> if there was a microphone inside that suit, you can only wonder what he might have been screaming. >> 5:41. time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with the forecast. >> actually, the first half of that fall, there's hardly any air. there's no sense you're going that fast. you're kind of floating. then you hit the atmosphere, and you sense it. rummage through the closet for your winter coat. hometown forecast, prince george's county, suitland, low 40s by 8:00 a.m. by the lunch hour, low 60s and partly sunny. whole region, hour by hour throughout the day, a cold start but a mild afternoon. mid and upper 60s by
midafternoon. thankfully today, we'll have a lighter wind than we've had the last couple of days. so it's not going to feel quite as cold anyway, but definitely dress for a cold start and a mild finish by later this afternoon. a look at changes coming our way. the storm team 4 outlook coming up in ten minutes. a look at first 4 traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. let's start with two 95. bw parkway headed to the beltway from riverdale road. chopper 4 over the scene. earlier, a crash can bblocking left lane. you are still seeing a crash southbound. earlier, a crash at kenilworth avenue. that crash has cleared. you're still seeing delays. give you a live look past 410, absolutely jammed. solid delays from the beltway to kenilworth avenue. it is now 5:41 this morning. back home after a frightening ordeal. what one hiker is saying about the days he and his friend spent lost in the montana wilderness.
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two virginia doctors are waking up in their own beds after spending five days trapped in the snow. jason hiser and neal peckens are spending the night in their own beds after spending days in the woods in glacier national park in subfreezing temperatures. we were there when peckens arrived at his herndon home. >> how does it feel to be home? >> overwhelmed. overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from everyone. our family has received a ton of support, and we really appreciate that. we can't express enough gratitude for everything that everyone has done on our behalf since we've been gone.
>> park rangers found the men monday afternoon. the pair was well-prepared for their time in the wilderness. they rationed food, collected fire wood, used a smoky fire and an sos message made out of logs to get some attention. several maryland officials are now defendants in a lawsuit that challenges a court ruling over pitbulls. the "baltimore sun" reports that governor martin o'malley, the state's attorney general, and the court of appeals are defendants. members of baltimore county are challenging a ruling that would force them to give up their dogs if they bite someone. a gunman is on the loose after shooting two people outside a popular montgomery koipt restaurant. this happened at the golden china restaurant about 7:00 last night. police say the suspect shot two men waiting in their car outside the restaurant. the two victims drove about a mile down the road before medics caught up with them and took them to the hospital. folks picking up dinner saw the
chaotic scene outside the restaurant. >> like i didn't want to come in the store. i couldn't tell what happened actually, but i was thinking someone must have gotten shot. that was kind of scary. >> the victims had nonlife-threatening injuries and are expected to be okay. police need your help tracking down two men who robbed a 7-eleven with their guns drawn. take a look at these surveillance photos. the robbery happened at a store in woodbridge. the clerk was not hurt. if you recognize the men in these photos, contact prince william county police. prince william county officials say a new immigration policy change will not crack down on people living in the u.s. illegally. the program called 287g allowed police to investigate the immigration status of people arrested. after this year, the secure communities program will replace it. federal officials will check names of those arrested against a federal database.
new chairman cory stewart says the program only works if someone has a criminal history. >> if someone comes to the united states illegally and they're apprehended for the first time, secure communities would not have that person in the database and won't be identified as an illegal alien. under 287g, law enforcement personnel actually determine whether that person is here legally or not. >> the county says it nabbed 5,000 illegal immigrants under 287g. the board wants i.c.e. to extend the original program for three years. transforming tysons corner won't come cheap. the fairfax county board of supervisors came up with a plan to force land owners and taxpayers in tysons to pay for billions of dollars of land improvements to turn the area into a more vibrant and pedestrian friendly community. under the proposal, land owners in a new tax district will have to pay about 8% more in real estate taxes. the board will likely vote on establishing that tax district
later this year or early next year. prince george's county school board member rosalind johnson resigned from the board. she has been living out of her district since june. johnson moved out of her home to care for her dying mother. her resignation is effective immediately. a suspended gallaudet university administrator is giving her side of the story after she says she was suspended for signing a petition against gay marriage. dr. angela mccaskill discussed the issue . through an interpreter, mccaskill said the university is bullying her. >> i think the university has allowed this issue is escalate out of control, and it could have been handled much differently. they have attempted to
intimidate me. they have tarnished my reputation and my 24 years of service. >> the university's president released a statement saying he hopes to work with mccaskill on this issue so she can return to work soon. soon you'll be able to get firsthand accounts of the civil war from the library of congress. an online blog will complement a new exhibit called the civil war in america. it will feature diary entries, writings from famous figures like robert e. lee, ulysses s. grant, and clara barton. the new exhibit will open on november 12th and run through next june. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein talking about a cold start to our day. it feels like winter, but it's looking like autumn. gorgeous color looking like it
on the shenandoah river in the distance. you can post your glorious autumnal photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll share. please include your name and location as we take a look at our city camera. it's showing a clear sky to partly cloudy sky over reagan national. now it's at 49. dewpoint drive 43. thankfully, a light wind or it would feel even colder. all these areas in dark blue are in the 30s. that includes many of the rural areas of northern virginia, southern maryland, northern neck, and much of maryland north. much of west virginia. shenandoah valley and into the mountains western maryland, all these locations are in the generally mid-30s. it's only near freezing now at elkins. and closer to washington, right around the beltway, it's only around 40 degrees. so dress accordingly this morning. we've got a few clouds passing over us, but it's a weak area of
high pressure coming through our region. going to be shifting our winds a bit into the south as we do get into the afternoon hours. should be warming up rather quickly for your morning commute, you're going to be waiting for the bus very long, you're going to need your winter coat. still upper 30s to upper 40s in the area. and then by noon for your lunch hour, still going to be on the cool side, only upper 50s and low 60s. we'll have a southerly breeze beginning to pick up just a little bit. then by midafternoon ought to hit the upper 60s. overnight tonight, partly cloudy. down into the 40s. storm team 4 forecast, showing showers by thursday evening. perhaps after sunset and ending before dawn on friday. friday partly sunny. afternoon highs near 70. turning cooler for the weekend but great for the outdoor activities. chilly in the mornings, afternoon highs in the mid-60s, both saturday and sunday. mild afternoons, back to work and school monday and tuesday next week. a look at the first 4 traffic. here's danella. good morning.
>> tracking breaking news on the road. if you're traveling 50 in maryland heading inbound, chopper 4 is live now near kenilworth avenue, absolutely jammed. your delays are at least four miles right now. earlier there was an accident in kenilworth avenue out of the roadway. still solid delays from the beltway to kenilworth avenue. about 14 miles per hour. at least 24 minutes to get from the beltway to 295. just wanted to let you know, if you're thinking of jumping on bw parkway, you are still slow because of the earlier accident at riverdale road. as you head southbound, you're a bit sluggish from the beltway to riverdale road. slow here as you make your way out of stafford heading towards triangle, you are under speed. your volume is increasing. to get to the beltway at 50 miles per hour, that's not bad. i'm back in ten minutes. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. this morning we'll get an update on the express toll lanes on the beltway. virginia transportation officials plan to discuss developments with the project,
including an update on the opening date. that project is in the final stages of construction and expected to open later this year. when it's complete, northern virginia drivers will have another option between the springfield interchange and the dulles toll road. some lawmakers want to lower the speed camera fines. right now you can pay as much as $250 for going 11 miles over the speed limit. that same violation in maryland costs just $40. ward 3 council member mary cheh co-sponsored a bill to cap low level violations at $50. >> what we risk by having fines that are so out of line with at least the local jurisdictions is the legitimacy of the program. >> d.c. has plans to expand the program, which is expected to net $80 million this year alone. itted can be 2014 before any fine structure goes into place. you'll soon have another option on the table if you shop at best buy. cnbc's shartia brantley is live
with more. good morning, shartia. >> good morning, aaron. best buy is jumping into the crowded tablet market. the retailer will start selling its own device called the flex. it runs on google's android software and will cost between $239 and $259. it's about the size of the kindle fire and the upcoming mini ipad, which apple is expected to unveil next week. and target is the latest retail chain to announce it will match the online prices of its rivals. target says it will be intensely competitive and will also showcase exclusive items, including a limited addition design collection it's creating with luxury retailer neiman marcus. target will match prices from amazon, walmart.com, best
buy.com, toysru.com and babiesrus.com between november 1st and september 13th. shoppers will deck the halls on themselves this holiday season. that's according to a survey from the national retail federation. the average shopper is planning to spend about $750 on decorations, presents, and greeting cards. that's up about $10 from what the average shopper actually spent last year. the survey also found 6 out of 10 shoppers plan to spend $140 on presents for themselves this season. a new survey shows that the most dangerous place for your smart phone might be your own home. square trade found 51% of iphone accidents happen at home. the most dangerous rooms in your house are the kitchen, living room, and bathroom. 9% of iphone users report'd dropping their phone in the toilet while 5% left it in the washing machine.
square trade estimates americans have spent nearly $6 billion repairing damaged iphones since 2007. we're not just spending all our money buying the gadgets, you've got to repair them on top of that. >> crazy stuff. >> i have to admit, robert is carrying around a cracked cover on his iphone. he broke it himself. he's been carrying it around for months. grand canyon will be the next challenge for daredevil high wire walker nick wallenda. >> his last act in june was crossing niagara falls. he had to use a safety harness because it was on broadcast television. this time he will not use a harness according to a deal he signed with a cable network. expect some drama. no date set for that. 5:57 is our time. ahead, how people on board an international flight became part of an impromptu rescue mission over the atlantic.