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breakfast sandwich for every meal, all day breakfast at mcdonald's nationwide today. more than 100,000 of you have tweeted, requesting the all day breakfast. dunkin' donuts is trying to cash in by saying they have been doing that all along. have a hash brown, right? >> bring it. line it up. sometimes you just need to. it is great. >> egg mcmuffin. >> so good. >> you might be noticing more and more empty seats on metro. >> ridership at the transit agency is down. metro leaders say it could be a big problem if it goes on. look at this graphic here. it shows the declining ridership on trains over the last seven years. one rider told us why he's using uber and lyft more and more. >> i have to plan an hour and a half to get to the city. >> in the only is the number of riders down, but metro has a smaller budget too. it may have to raise fares in response, which could drive even more riders away.
that's something they're considering now, raising fares? >> they call that the transit death spiral, an actual term. they don't want to get that. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aardam tuss in for aaron gilchrist on a chilly morning. need the heater in your car. >> chilly start to our tuesday, tom. >> almost need the heated steering wheel too. it is quite chilly this morning. in fact, we have dense fog along with the chill in the shenandoah valley. only 41, martinsburg, winchester, front royal, luray. east of the blue ridge. mid-40s. a little wispy fog. temperatures near 50 in washington. under the clear sky, in the mid to upper 50s around the bay. look at the visibility. we have our cameras zoomed in on the washington monument. we're about six, seven miles
away from it. in haze in the sky. chilly morning, your headlines, mild afternoon, a warmer pattern will continue throughout the week ahead. coming up next weather and traffic on the 1s, look at the bus stop what to wear forecast for this tuesday. now melissa has a new crash to talk about. brand-new crash this morning. maryland 4, route 4 here, pennsylvania avenue, this one popped up trying to get more information on that crash here for you this morning. zooming up a bit here to gaithersburg, problem 124 at churchill downs road, trying to get more information on that as well. sounds like it may not be a pedestrian truck like we thought. we'll let you know as soon as we get that info. outbound, 11th street bridge, excuse me, two left lanes blocked because of an overturned vehicle this morning. big look at the beltway, no major problems. we just got word that there have been 13 deaths attributed to the flooding and the storms
in the carolinas. that number just coming into the newsroom. the big question in columbia, south carolina, one of the places hardest hit, after that historic flooding just ravaged the city and other parts of the state now are about the mandatory curfew expiring this morning. are they going to have more of those. 30,000 students cannot go to class today at the university of south carolina, we're told. many people are still without water, without power, wondering when all of that is going to be turned back on. this as mandatory evacuations continue in different parts of the state. specifically the columbia area, where dams have filled because of the floodwaters. so far 550 roads and bridges have been washed out. that's at last count we're staying on top of the developing story and we'll have another update at the half hour. it is 5:04 now. the coast guard is searching for survivors from a ship that sank during hurricane joaquin. this morning we're learning a baltimore man is among the 33
member crew on el faro. yesterday, a body in a survival suit was pulled from the ocean. search crews found a heavily damaged lifeboat from that cargo ship. the coast guard says the el faro sank off the coast of the bahamas. the ship was also on its way to puerto rico when it joaquin ando take on water. there is more heroes than idols out there, and my heroes and my idols are my peers that were in the classroom with me and experienced all this with me. >> we are hearing from more of the survivors of last week's tragic shooting in oregon. president obama will visit umpqua community college in roseburg later this week. today, we're learning more about the shooter, a witness said harper mercer gave one student an envelope with the flash drive in it, before turning the gun on the others. a law enforcement official told nbc news they found writings that indicated he believed everyone around him was
irrational. he wrote he was the only sane one. >> i'm not going to use my strength and my time to be mad. i'm not going to hate him. i just -- in all honesty i feel sorry for him, feel bad for him. >> the school reopened, but classes don't start until next week. for now, there are counselors on campus and a private memorial open only to students and staff. a man is now in jail in prince william county. police say he threatened a shooting at dcu. he sent a message to a student he knew at dcu, said he plans to bring a gun and shoot people, that's according to bless. officers found brache in wood bridge and arrested him. he's charged with making phone threats. developing story in prince george's county. police searching for the man responsible for a deadly shooting at a gas station. surveillance cameras may have caught the shooting around 7:15
last night at the bp station on walters lane near chavez lane in forrestville. officers say this attack was not random and did not happen during a robbery. they hope any other customers inside at the time can help lead them to the suspect. we're following a developing story in arlington this morning. police are investigating another sex assault. this one happened saturday on north scott street. police say a man followed a woman home around 2:30 saturday morning. he pushed the woman behind some bushes, threatened her with a knife, and touched her inappropriately. the woman was able to get away and she ran off. coming up, megan mcgrath is live in arlington with more on the sex assaults in that area. the wilson building is going to be an important place today. a bill being introduced later this morning. it is a big deal because it would be very important for all employees, almost all employees
in d.c. because it would be one of the most generous benefits for families and individuals if not the most generous benefit. it would be 16 weeks of paid family leave to bond with infants, adopted child, to recover from an illness or take care of a sick family member or after military deployment. that is all according to the washington post. the post also reports that workers earning up to $52,000 a year would receive 100% of their pay during this leave. employees making more than 52 grand would still be paid, but not at 100%. a new tax on d.c. employers would fund this new benefit. the bill will be introduced at today's district council meet and again apply to almost every full and part time worker in the district. back to you. >> thank you, kristen. the controversial remove of a statue in oklahoma. what workers have been taking
right now in oklahoma, a controversial statue of the ten commandments is being removed from the state capital grounds, it has been in place for six years, but your controversy as other religions demanded space alongside it. the oklahoma supreme court ruled religious monuments on public grounds violated state law. the workers started late last night to avoid protests. they also added security around the monument before they began. a warning, this is some alarming and potentially disturbing video out of the mediterranean we'll show you here. a car show in malta went wrong when this car lost control, and
barreled into a crowd of people. we can tell you no one was killed. 28 people were badly hurt. four are in critical condition but stable. as of this morning, no word on why that car lost control. let's turn our attention to the weather. >> tom is telling us about the sun making its triumphant return. >> yeah, but not yet. and as we had the clear sky overnight, this is one of the coldest mornings we had had so far this autumn season. at the bus stop, waiting for the metro, you'll need a jacket, maybe even gloves and a hat. we'll be in the 40s here between 7:00 and 8:00, buses with bright sunshine. and that sun will work its magic between 8:00 and 9:00, jumping quickly into the 50s. and dress accordingly this morning, you'll need your fleece, you'll need a hat. and you'll need sunglasses later on today as we'll have that bright sun throughout much of the day ahead. and looking at how long this
warmer pattern will be lasting, that's coming up next weather and traffic on the 1s at 5:21. >> brand-new crash here in rockville, randolph road at park lawn drive, behind the old navy shopping center there. right now you'll have to follow police directions to get around that crash here. still have this crash outbound 11th street bridge, the two left lanes blocked. that is an overturned vehicle. that could be there here for some time this morning. big look at the beltway, in major problems, that red down there, not sure what that is. that's not any incident, just a little problem there on the map. looking little to the north, maryland 124, gaithersburg, police, all lanes open, a single car crash, so nothing to worry about through that area. see you in ten minutes. >> thank you, melissa. we continue to follow a developing story where police are investigating a sexual assault. us about is but is it connected to a recent rash of attacks. reaction from passengers after their pilot died
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right now in oklahoma, a controversial statue of the tenth amendment is being removed. we're going to start in arlington where police are investigating a sex assault this morning. the latest one happened early saturday morning on north scott street. megan mcgrath is live in arlington right now. megan, what is the latest there on this investigation? >> reporter: well, eun, an alarming trend happening unfolding here in arlington. a number of sexual assaults here in the last several months. no indication that these attacks are linked, that the same person is responsible, but certainly women in arlington are on edge. the latest incident happened over the weekend in the 1800 block of north scott street. right around 2:30 in the morning, police say that a man began following the victim as she walked home. he pushed her in the bush and touched her inappropriately
implying he had a knife. this is at least the eighth sexual assault that happened in the area since july. it was just days before this incident over the weekend that a man pushed a woman in the bushes two miles away in the ballston area. in indication the same person is responsible, but a lot of concern about the number of incidents that happened here in arlington and women are being asked to be careful, to avoid walking or jogging alone if at all possible. back to you in the studio. >> thank you, megan. >> 50 more jurors in fairfax county will be screened this morning who could serve on the charles severance murder trial. he's accused of killing three residents over a ten year span. lawyers are trying to find jurors who can handle a six week trial. they have gone through half of their 100 person pool. once jury selection is done, opening statements could start as early as thursday. starting next week, the montgomery county officers will be wearing body cameras in your kids' schools. council members approved body
cameras for school resource officers yesterday. they asked big questions first, who gets to see the video and how long should police keep that video? we got the answers. essentially police should treat the data from cameras as juvenile school records and in most cases it will require a court action for release. >> understand the privacy issue, but i think that the way that these cameras can do such a service in really seeing what's going on i think is much more, you know, important. >> my opinion i think, yeah, i would say i would welcome it. >> also anytime someone accesses the video, it will leave a traceable electronic trail. three school resource officers will be allowed to turn on their cameras next week, only when there is some sort of altercation. it is 5:19, a contentious debate over pesticides will likely come up in rockville today. montgomery county council members should decide whether to allow residents to spray their lawns with pesticides.
a lot of people want to be able to protent against mosquitos with the chemicals. the bill would ban pesticides or regulate them in some sort of way. in d.c. tonight, a vote on whether to use private ambulances to respond to your 911 calls. mayor muriel bowser wants to try it out for one year. she said it would give d.c. fire and ems crews time to train and maintain emergency vehicles. private ambulances would take low priority patients to the hospital. the proposal follows frustration over long wait times across the city. the union that represents hundreds of health care workers at laurel regional hospital trying to keep the hospital from closing. the company plans to open a walk-in center for patients and lay off close to 120 worker. the union is hosting a public forum tonight with community members and public leaders to talk about those changes. 6:00 on partnership hall. that's at fifth street. it is now 5:21, time for weather and traffic on the 1s. talking about a chilly start.
a nice day. >> clear sky out there right now. the stars were out for the stargazers. i noticed the moon on the way. it was bright out. >> nice crescent moon on the southeastern sky and now under the clear sky we have the temperatures really plummeting. chilliest morning we had so far. watch out for patchy fog now in parts of west virginia and the central shenandoah valley. visibility there is down under a quarter of a mile. that's around luray up through front royal, to near winchester. watch out for that dense fog. farther to the east, though, don't have much fog. quite a bit of dew on windshields, though. temperatures down into the mid-40s, western northern suburbs, right in washington near 50 degrees. southern, eastern suburbs into the 40s. clinton down to 46. around the bay, we're in the mid-50s. easton and cambridge, just near 50 degrees. fortunately the heavy rains have exited the carolinas, offshore, continuing to drift away.
we're dry here. but we still have because of that persistent east/southeasterly flow, water pushing up the bay, all the counties bordering the bay, the coastal areas getting tidal flooding and parts of the tidal potomac and as far north as the alexandria water front and haines point, could be underwater again by later this afternoon. there is venus in the eastern sky. lots of sunshine and by noon time, quickly jumping into the upper 60s, peaking in mid-70s by late afternoon. gorgeous day coming up and by popular demand, we'll keep it going tomorrow. afternoon highs even a bit milder on wednesday into the upper 70s. partly cloudy, morning lows upper 50. on thursday, another gorgeous autumn day. upper 50s in the morning. afternoon highs mid-70s. next chance of rain maybe friday afternoon and evening, showers, thunder, temperatures in the mid-70s. then cooler saturday with highs of 60, sunshine back to the 70s again on sunday and monday as we
get into next week. now, let's check on the morning commute. what's going on now, melissa. >> starting with a look at 270, 70 down to the spur here on 270, 29 minutes exactly, what it should take you there this morning. remember to listen to our friends on 103.5 fm. still have an accident where police are directing you around that one. so just be aware of that if you're headed out soon here this morning. outer loop, a disabled vehicle, does not look like it is slowing anything down at this point now. taking a look here, a little to the south and east, outbound 11th street bridge, still have this problem with those left lanes blocked because of an overturned vehicle there in the district. and looking at 66 now, sudley road, no problems into town or out of town. live look at 95 in virginia coming up in a couple of minutes. a judge could dismiss murder charges today against a former new england patriot. prosecutors say aaron hernandez shot two men after they bumped
into him. today hernandez's lawyers will ask a judge to drop the charges. they say the grand jury did not get enough evidence to establish probable cause. at least 19 people are recovering right now from a crash between a trolley bus and suv. one person died. this happened in philadelphia late last night. that bus was stopped at a stop sign when the suv hit it from behind. philadelphia police say the driver of the suv died. everyone on the bus including the bus driver were all treated for injuries. praise this morning for an american airlines co-pilot who landed a plane safely after the pilot died midflight. michael johnson became incapacitated during the trip from phoenix to boston. the plane started to descend and that's when the co-pilot jumped in. he spoke with air traffic control and diverted the flight to syracuse. it wasn't until all 147 passengers were on a new flight that they actually found out what happened. >> we landed, we didn't know the
magnitude of what was going on. we saw a fire trucks, ems and didn't know what they were doing. they put you all at ease. >> american airlines released a statement saying they were focusing on caring for the pilot's family and colleagues. california is now the fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to use doctor prescribed drugs to end their lives. governor jerry bill signed the bill saying it forced him to consider what he would want in the face of his own death. it legalizes premature suicide and put s terminally ill patients at risk. the new law does not apply to those depressed or impaired. an army officer's recommendation on whether sergeant bowe bergdahl should face a court-martial is staying secret for now. he left his post and was held hostage until he was exchanged for five taliban commanders. he is charged with desertion and
misbehavior. bergdahl's attorney is pushing for the army's report to be made public. a 13-year-old boy recovering this morning after being saved by his brother from a shark. it happened off the texas coast yesterday morning. the boy was swimming with his older brother when a big wave knocked them both down. when the younger boy came up from under the water, he started screaming for help. >> i just saw he had my brother, i punched it and hit it and grabbed him and just pushed him to the shore. >> he punched it. he punched it and hit it. the shark bit the young boy on both hands. he's being treated for a broken thumb and broken tendons in his hands. >> takes a lot of gut s to do that. >> his ankle was seriously injured there. that's amazing. i think we're just starting to hear more about the shark attack. they probably already always kind of have been there, but now people are reacting to the shark. >> now you have video and photos and everything else for evidence. payday is already a good day and it is about to get even better if you live in d.c.
why you can expect to see more money in your next paycheck. >> nice. right now, a close "on the situation to our south where the flooding continues in south carolina and it might not be over yet. we're starting off cold this morning. temperatures in the 40s out there. but tom says don't expect a chilly temperature to stick arm. how warm will it get where you live? that's coming up at 5:31.
we're monitoring the situation in south carolina where the waters and the death toll continue to rise. a live report on the 1,000 year flood ravaging that area. new information on the salmonella outbreak at a popular d.c. restaurant. why health officials are now looking at other states. >> right now several crashes around town, one of them in the district. if they don't get that cleared out of way soon, could cause some big slowdowns this morning. our chilliest morning of the autumn season so far, temperatures are only in the low to mid-40s throughout much of the region now. afternoon highs in the metro area should be in the low to mid-70s. county by county forecast across northern virginia, beautiful autumn day, into the 70s across there. add in southern maryland, gorgeous autumn day.
we'll have the counties to our north, into the low to mid-70s near the pennsylvania border. lots of sunshine there. and in the shenandoah valley, mountain, some fog, that fog dissipating by midmorning. and then during the afternoon, reaching low 70s, gorgeous autumn weather and autumn color showing up a little bit. >> looks nice outside, feels good outside. traffic is not so hot here this morning. outbound 11th street bridge, still have the crash with the two left lanes blocked, overturned vehicle here. looking here up to gaithersburg, 124 churchill downs road, a pedestrian struck there. all lanes open. don't worry about that as far as your commute goes. disabled vehicle at clara barton parkway, still have that one hanging around as well. 95 at mine road in virginia, no problems northbound or southbound. travel time back here in ten minutes.
your time is 5:32. today, a top u.s. commander may be facing tough questions on a recent u.s. air strike in afghanistan. general john campbell will appear in front of a senate armed services committee this morning. this comes after an air strike by u.s. forces that hit a medical clinic. 22 people including doctors and patients were killed. the general is also expected to answer questions about u.s. troop levels in afghanistan. death toll rising from the historic floods from the carolinas. 13 people have died across the two states. in south carolina, evacuations are under way after 18 dams were breached state wide. half of them in the columbia area. the sun is expected to shine today, but it will take many weeks to repair all the damage. we're talking 550 roads and bridges impassable now. about 40,000 people without drinkable water, shelters overflowing and now a warning from the governor this morning that some communities downstream
may be displaced and all of that rain water makes its way toward the coast. we're watching this closely. anne arundel count yy polic are investigating a pair of suspicious deaths. police identified a man as 40-year-old anthony anastasia jr. during a search of the house, officers found a woman dead in the basement. she suffered trauma to her body. that's according to investigators. investigators also say the crimes were not random acts. exclusive look this morning at the man police say shot at buildings, one of them the office where he worked. fairfax county detectives are trying to determine matthew malacarne's motive. he had a arsenal of weapons, four guns, more than 30 boxes of ammunition. police say he fired into buildings overnight, shattering windows at seven facilities from herndon to leesburg. a building engineer identified malacarne after he recognized
him driving the same car our surveillance camera caught leave the site of the shooting. a pedestrian is recovering after being hit by a school bus yesterday afternoon. this happened around 4:30 at connecticut avenue and morrison street in northwest. the pedestrian was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. no one on the bus was hurt. we haven't heard whether anyone else was on the bus besides the bus driver. d.c. police officers also recovering after the officer's suv crashed into a fire truck. you can see the van also hit the back of that police suv. this happened at around 5:00 yesterday afternoon not far from the cleveland park metro station. there is a firehouse there near that intersection as well. the officer was not badly hurt. amtrak running modified service between vermont and d.c. today and tomorrow because of this train derailment. take a look. officials say rocks fell from a ledge and on to the track, a crew member is still in the hospital. six other passengers were taken to the er to be checked out.
the engine and one passenger car went into a ditch. three other cars left the tracks, but stayed upright. >> all of most able bodied people adopted an elder person and helped them down the train tracks and out. >> federal safety rules require at least two inspections every week. an investigation into a salmonella outbreak is growing. the centers for disease control is looking in cases in other states. here in washington, as many as 1 people became ill after eating at fig & olive. 20 other cases were reported at the chain's location in west hollywood. at least three people have filed lawsuits. less than half of maryland residents agree that people of all races get equal treatment by police. the poll from goucher college of 630 neighbors questions about police and their communities.
27% of black residents said all races received equal police treatment, compared to 60% of white residents. the poll found that 82% said they were paying some or a lot of attention to the freddie gray case. the district plans to slash income taxes on lower to middle income workers. for those earning between 25 and $50,000, the tax cut is 34%. 17% for those earning up to 75,000 bucks. overall, it is an 8% tax break for most taxpayers in d.c. that could put hundreds of thousands of dollars back in your pocket next year. >> you can have a cushion, you can save, because there is never such a thing as extra money because there is no extra money, but you need to have a reserve. >> tax rates will not go down for the people making the most money in the district. they will actually go up slightly. if you're driving to work, might want to grab the shades. working on your drive time forecast, coming up at 5:41.
5:39 is your time. mcgraw hill education is apologizing for something it prescript printed in a high school textbook. the misprint was in a geography book used by more than a thousand school districts in texas. mcgraw hill education says the wording wasn't intentional and it will improve the editing process. new video showing an elderly woman being robbed in the district. d.c. police are hoping you'll recognize the man seen here. the video taken in a parking garage of the giant grocery store on connecticut avenue. the man appears to be trying to help this woman with her walker, but police say he actually stole from her. there is no word on what was taken. bad guy. >> hope they find him. despicable. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. cool start to your day. >> do you see dew? i too see dew on this windshield
here. i took this picture of the parking lot in northwest washington and the grass is all dewey this morning with the chill in the air. temperatures will be quickly jumping, no problems driving morning midday and this afternoon. weatherwise anyway. except bright sun, driving right into that, heading eastbound this morning on dry roads. in the 40s for the morning commute. then jumping into the mid-70s for the afternoon commute. look at our next chance for wet roads and rain. that's coming up next weather and traffic on the 1s at 5:51. still have this problem randolph road, a report of a pedestrian struck at georgia avenue. more information on that in a second here this morning. outbound 11th street bridge, still have the two left lanes blocked because of the overturned vehicle there this morning. taking a look at travel times, 270 from germantown to beltway, no problems.
remember to listen to our friends on wtop when you hop in your car. >> thanks, melissa. a consumer alert before you eat your breakfast this morning. why one of the most popular cereals is being recalled. >> what goes up must come down. but metro ridership, why it could mean a higher fare for you. live to south carolina where a search and rescue effort continues after historic flooding. and this morning there is concern about even more.
the search for any survivors of the el faro continues. the coast guard was able to locate a badly damaged lifeboat as well as the body of one of the victims. the ntsb is now sending a team to investigate the accident. that as we learn this isn't the first time the el faro has shipped out in a bad storm. i'm kristen dahlgren in
jacksonville, florida. much more on that and the latest search efforts coming up on the "today" show. we also want to check our forecast. let's check in with tom. >> an autumn chill under a clear sky. what's going on? we have this clear sky with us and we have temperatures that are now in the 40s, quickly jumping into the mid-70s. a few problems this morning, right? >> we have had a few problems. pedestrian struck in silver spring. we'll talk about that in a second here. and looking now in rockville, randolph road at park lawn drive, still have that crash as well. eun. right now, the death toll continues to rise in the carolinas. 13 people have died from the storm. officials are hoping several dams in south carolina hold up against the floodwaters. state wide, nearly two dozen dams have breached, sending water into already floodedwagne
more on the dangerous conditions still affect the area. dave, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, eun. this is a major thorough fare. this is forest drive, on the outskirts of downtown columbia. just about maybe 75 feet down this way is gills creek. they have closed the road and bridge over gills creek because they're concerned about the integrity of the road and also because offed inning. it certainly has been a dangerous few days here in south carolina. 11 people are dead and residents have been forced to plea flee a moment's notice. they have been doing some controlled breaches, trying to relieve some of the pressure on the dams hoping that will help somewhat. president obama signed a disaster declaration, 11 counties declared federal disaster areas. and more than 500 roads and bridges like the one behind me are closed right now.
there is very little clean water, more than 40,000 people are without clean water this morning. there are many people in shelters as well. the schools, they're going to be closed today, including more than 30,000 students at the university of south carolina. the good news is the sun is finally going to come out today. but that will shine a spotlight on all the problems we have seen here over the past few days. back to you. >> dave wagner, thank you. it is a story you saw first on 4. a virginia businesswoman accused of making off with more than a million dollars by creating fake charities and companies, even ripping off virginia senate minority leaders. linda wallace is scheduled to appear in federal court next week. she also goes by the name lynn miller. prosecutors say she was a campaign treasurer and wrote 73 fraudulent checks from the senator's account without his knowledge. they say she helped create shell
companies and moved the money into accounts she controlled before charges were filed. the i-team caught up with miller to talk about the investigation. >> channel 4. >> call my lawyers. >> talk to my lawyers. call my lawyers. miller is accused of pocketing money from an autism organization she helped create. her home in a fairfax neighborhood is listed for sale. no comment from defense lawyers. a man is now in jail on a phone threat charge. county police say nathaniel brache threatened a shooting at vcu. officers tracked him down in wood bridge and arrested him. a consumer alert for you. before you eat your breakfast, hear this one. general mills is recalling almost 2 million boxes of cheerios and honey nut cheerios cereal. some of the boxes that were labeled as gluten free could contain wheat. the recall affects honey nut cheerio boxes with better if
used by dates of july 12th, 2016 through july 25th, 2016. as well as original cheerios boxes dates of july 14th, 2016 through july 17th, 2016. check that. we have a recall alert you'll want to pay attention to if you buy your dog food in maryland. k9 craving dog foot is recalling its chicken patty dog food. you'll want to check the bag and see if it was shipped between july 13th and july 17th. the affected bags were only sold in maryland. no one has reported to have gotten sick. it is fire prevention week right now. fire departments all over the country are urging you to make sure you have working smoke alarms in your home. it reduces your risk of dying in a fire by half. you can also process the best way to escape a fire with your family. make sure you have a plan. a life saved and a father honored. an off duty emt from arkansas
stepped in at the right time to help police get kenzlee mae to start breathing again. she was in a car on 270 in montgomery county when her grandparents say she stopped responding. brody channell was on 270 for a memorial service to honor his fae father, a firefighter who died in the line of duty. >> right place, right time, situation. i could assist the officer in what he was doing and help save a life. >> amazing how fast the baby came back. the eyes came back. baby became sponsor, started tracking our fingers. >> just incredible effort there. montgomery county officials used social media to track channell down. he left the scene without taking any credit. kenzlee's parents say they're extremely grateful. she recently had a heart surgery and they hope she will be home from the hospital soon. >> what a story. >> happy ending. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. if you're just waking up, come
look at the current temperatures, will you? this is the coolest morning that we have seen in months. and the man who is responsible for all of it, tom kierein. cool is good. >> i like invigorating weather. great for hiking, getting out and eun is looking at me like -- >> 45? >> i made our director climb the tower to get this. >> good job, kirk. >> he's now 200 feet above us now hanging off the tower. that's a live view from our tower camera looking at the crescent moon, clear sky this morning, patchy fog in the central shenandoah valley. look at luray. 39 degrees, front royal at 41. low 40s, west virginia. winchester, 43. chill in the mountains, closer to washington, nearby suburbs north and west, just in the mid-40s montgomery county, much of fairfax, northern virginia, much of maryland.
frederick, chilly 43. around the bay, milder on the bay waters there, it is in the mid to upper 50s. inland away from the waters, clinton down to 46 in prince george's county. there is the jefferson memorial, washington monument, so clear this morning. we have got no humidity in the air. whoops. not that hot. 58. and then 69 by noon time. and 75 by midafternoon. my fingers got too happy on the keyboard when i made that. we have the rain now finally pulling east of the carolinas and the rain is no longer falling there. tidal flooding still a problem around times of high tide. all the counties in green surrounding the bay and the tidal potomac, including alexandria, water front. east potomac park, high water. beautiful color out on the mountains now. this was taken yesterday morning at sunrise overlooking the valley from a u.s. forest service camera there. peak autumn color there around 3,000 feet. afternoon highs, mid-70s today.
then upper 70s on wednesday. few more clouds around tomorrow night. chilly in the morning. mid-70s on thursday. next chance of rain, friday afternoon. maybe even some thunder, then drying out for the weekend and cooler saturday and back to the 70s sunday and monday. melissa, what is happening on the roads now. >> a couple of problems. in silver spring, georgia avenue, a report of a pedestrian struck, slow here northbound georgia avenue at this point this morning. overall, beltway looking pretty good. no major problems there. still have this problem though, randolph road at park lawn drive. a crash there. showing you some live pictures from that scene a short time ago. another issue that just popped up, crain highway, branch avenue, do have a crash there, 2 miles north of backups there along crain highway this morning. right now outbound 11 street bridge, have that crash with the two left lanes blocked there. back in ten minutes with more. a proposal today that could make d.c. one of the best places
to work. >> yeah. at least if you take the benefits into account. kristin wright is here to break down a bill that could make some employee benefits in the district the best in the nation. >> reporter: if you ever had a baby and taken some time off and had to rush back to work, you'll understand why this is so important. if you ever had a sick parent and taken care of them and had to rush back to work, you'll understand why this is so important. here's the proposal. it applies to workers in the district. 16 weeks paid family leave to bond with an infant with an adopted child to recover from an illness or take care of a very sick family member. or after a military deployment. that is all according to the washington post. the post also reports that workers earning up to $52,000 a year would receive 100% of their pay during this leave. employees making more than 52 grand would still be paid, but not at 100%. a new tax on d.c. employees
would fund this new -- would fund this new benefit for people. it wouldn't apply necessarily to federal workers in d.c. that would work a little bit differently. but the meeting is today at the wilson building. the bill will be introduced. we'll see what happens. back to you. good morning, i'm landon dowdy. fedex is raising the fuel surcharge for the second time this year. the move is effective november 2nd, quietly announced last month. and comes as retailers and shippers are gearing up for the holiday shopping season. gas and jet fuel prices have dropped in the past year. fedex says the increase is in response to heavier packages and a rise in residential deliveries which uses more fuel. october 6th, are you done with your holiday shopping yet? annual holiday outlook and consumers are being cautiously optimistic, 53% say they'll -- a third say they'll spend more.
overall shoppers plan to spend about a thousand dollars on gifts, travel and entertainment. the most popular item, gift cards, toys, clothes and electronics. with your cnbc business report, i'm landon dowdy. metro says if it doesn't solve its current ridership decline, it may have to raise fares. >> fewer and fewer people have been riding metro trains this year. look at this graphic. you can see 20,000 fewer people use metro each week compared to seven years ago. metro is also dealing with the smaller budget right now. a virginia community is on guard after another woman is sexually assaulted. what we're learning about this latest attack and whether it is connected to a number of other cases in the area. and right now tracking new developments out of south carolina, a look at the problems facing people there at this hour from a lack of drinking water to getting around. the update we're getting from a local emergency team that is now working in south carolina.
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private ambulances to work for the city. first, brace yourself for a bit of a shock to your system as you step outside. the temperatures that are the coldest we have seen in months. check out those 40s. my goodness. >> yes. cold. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here with more on the chilly morning temperatures. going to need to turn the heat on and lose your low beams. patchy dense fog, watch out for that, east of the blue ridge, not much fog. temperatures are only in the mid-40s, montgomery county, fairfax county, and in loudoun county. parts of prince william, fauquier, madison county near 40. only near 40 degrees now in the shenandoah valley. 50s around the bay. beautiful clear morning, excellent visibility, see the washington monument, chilly morning, mild afternoon, warmer pattern developed throughout the week ahead. melissa has breaking newsn