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his injuries. if you look behind me, you see all the rescue on the scene. this is the outbound side of suit land parkway. since we last spoke they have reopened the inbound side of inbound suitland. folks trying to get in, you can now do that, but the closure on the other side, the outbound side, basically you're going to be detoured at forestville road and it's closed between forest ville and route 4. this happened not long ago. a tractor trailer was actually driving on outer loop of the beltway right as it passes -- there's an overpass that goes over the top of suts land parkway. for some reason the driver of that tractor trailer lost control, flipped off of that overpass and the truck fell down onto the suitland parkway and the driver was killed not sure exactly why the driver lost control. that's all a part of the investigation.
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certainly a mess that will impact drivers on this route. a little bit of improvement with regard to the other side being opened. with more on traffic we're going send it over to mm-helissa moll >> you can see the truck that fell down. you can see it. it's a crumpled mess down there. as farr as closures go, megan said out bound suitland parkway closed. that is the section of suitland that's shut down. red line in both directions popped up because of a switch problem at van nuys. everything else is rolling along just fine. amelia? >> right now, melissa, on storm team 4 radar, i'm tracking
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compact but intense cells. they're moving at 30 miles an hour. this one south of gaithersburg. this one making its way toward the bent way and move u through. rockway in bethesda. i'll2: m have more on the s forecast in about ten minutes. >> just in, someone flew a drone near the washington monument overnight. now, we're still working to find out more, but plark police tell us vevl been questioned about the drone flying around the monument. that's all they'll say right now. the area in d.c. very restringive and it is illegal to fly drones in the district.
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>> kristin. thank you. coming up, a developing story. we know this incident started with a traffic stop on bladensburg. d.c. police tell us the officer was shot in the direction of the suspect. we can find out if a man is competent to stand try for beating a man to death in d.c. prosecutors say he randomly attacked kevin sunderland. the results of speier' exam are expected to be discussed today. also happening today, the prisz never who escapes from a fairfax county hospital is expected to be sentenced. wossen acai pled guilt in march. our news partner wtop are
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reporting acai's lawyers want his plea tossed out. they say he voluntarily entered that plea. >> a high school teach never our area facing serious charges for prostitution and solicitation of a minor. richard kemp was an english teacher at a high school glen l. in it they say a long-term substitute teach ler take over until further notice and a counselor is being provided to talk to students. >> police say a woman driving a chevy camaro hit a motorcycle head on at route 234 last night. he was ee jeked from the motorcycle and died. the woman driving the camaro was not in her lane. i do not say whether she's been
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charged with anything. in just a few hours president obama leaves for roseburg to meet with families of victims killed in the shooting. he has no plans to talk pittsburgh likely about gun control. the "washington post" says president obama is seriously considering executive action to impose stricter background requirement for gun buyers. there's a new case of a black man shot and killed by a white police officer last. night the council unanimously approved a $6.5 million award to the family of michael scott. slagle shot him as he ran from the scene. slagle is in jail with no bond. the ntsb proposed a plan to pump up federal oversight of
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metro. the "washington post" reporting anthony fox said number instead fox favors a plan that would focus on reforms to strengthen state oversight of metro. the ntsb wanted to shift that oversight the federal railroad administration. metro leaders say service problems driving you away from the system could be the'. the metro board admitted yesterday it needs to find solutions to continue finding service problems. one idea, raising and lowering the cost of your trip based on the level of service. another idea is keeping off-peak fares at a steady price based on how far you travel. metro is losing millions of dollars because of 40,000 fewer trip as day. >> there is a flight to honor@a. they'll fly from culpeper to the potomac river.
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then they'll circle over the arlington national cemetery. this is to on the veterans for their service and sacrifice. you should be able to see these planes from 11:00 to 1:00 this afternoon. it should be a breaking sight to see. breaking news on the road, we still have this problem, suitland parkway shut down, a section of it closed because of fatal crash. we're going have those details ahead. also we're learning more on the stabbing attack of the american hero who made headlines after he stopped a terror plot on the train. more on his condition. >> what
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breaking news.
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chopper 4 over suitland. what we know is the the semi was traveling and flipped over. it's shut down between forestville there. also have delays on orange and silver and we'll talk about that in a couple of minutes. as far as travel times go, no problems on the maryland or virginia roads and the beltway is not being slowed by the crash either. amelia? >> i'm tracking a broken line of showers moving through the area, racing off toward the east at 30 miles an hour. these should be out of here. most of us should be dry, 72. scattered rain, even a thunderstorm likely around dismissal. here are the showers. i'm talking about. notice the heavy rain impacting rockville, wheaton and reston
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area. impact times on my facebook and twitter pages. >> thank you, amelia. it's now 6:12. we know the newest winner of the nobel peace prize. the tunisian national dialogue quartet won about an hour ago. they prevented the collapse of democracy and a civil war after a revolution four years ago. the kwor tell is made up of different sectors of the tunisian society. it culminated in a peaceful demonstration last fall. today marks the 144th day of man being held in an iranian prison. this is the same time they were being held in the iran hostage crisis in 1979. his lawyer argued for his release and submitted a 20-page written defense. a warning for people who
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drive one of general motors' suvs. the danger that has the automaker asking you the avoid using your windshield passes. >> we're going toe show you why
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breaking news at 6:16. this is the scene of that deadly tractor trailer crash. we sent the alert to your phone. we know the driver lost control and flipped the truck over the beltway on suitland parkway. the driver died. you get a better vantage point of the damage here. we just learned there's a diesel fuel spill on that road as well. so all lanes on suitland parkway between pennsylvania avenue and the parkway are closed. for traffic updates you can follow @traff@on twitter. reports, a shooting at nau flagstaff campus. a reported shooting.
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again, four people wounded in the shooting. we understand that one of them is dead. this just breaking in the past minute or so. three others shot and won'ted. definitely more to come throughout the day. this has always been a safe neighborhood until the past few years. >> i live right down the street from that. i don't want to live in an area where that's going on. neighbors are on edge right now and police want to know who shot and killed man near a montgomery county playground. many families take their kids to play at the edgewood neighborhood park. police have not released the name of the 22-year-old who was killed near the playground around 4:45 yesterday afternoon. a woman told police she heard at least four shots. police searched the woods but didn't find the shooter. crime solvers is aving an ward f to $10,000 leading to the
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arrest. 6:17. police are looking for who killed a man. at the same time family and friends are honoring his life. the 37-year-old was the fiancee of two young children. someone shot him on belle pre way. the motive is still unclear. >> you just take every -- the guns that they got and just let it go. let it go. stop killing each other. or soon there ain't going to be nobody left. >> his mother says is he did serve time in prison but has been working for ten years. president obama is planni we'll talk about the emergency response so far and what can be done to help the area recover. >> the new fear in south carolina is that the storm water
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will rush down rivers toward the coast. hundreds more people are evacuating right now. we'll check in with gabe gutierrez live from columbia in the next half hour. police in sacramento are looking for two men who attacked an american hero. he was stabbed several times. he's credited with helping to stop that terror plot on a train in france. police say the stabbing is not related to terrorism. it could soon be illegal to publicly use e-cigarettes in prince george's county. the "washington post" says they could take it a vote. vaping may be legal. they would do that through an amendment. if pasted prince george's county would be the fourth district in maryland to issue a ban on e-sigs in public. the battle continue this
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morning. celebrity chef jose andres is not backing down. he said trump has no with unto blame but himself. the chef pulled out of a deal to bring one of his restaurants to trump's building. he did so after trump made disparaging remarks. trup p has filed his own $10 million lawsuit. a woman who is suffering from salmonella poisoning from fig & olive restaurant said she's still recovering a month later. she thought she had a stomach virus. they didn't know what it was and sent her home with antibiotics. she didn't know until two weeks later when she receive notice from the health department. >> i was naurks kept throwing up. i want to make sure first and
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foremost that this doesn't happen to anyone else. >> there are now more than 150 salmonella cases connected to fig & olive restaurants nationwide including one here in washington. although the exact cause has not been pinpointed dishes containing truffle oil have been removed from the mean mnu. the maryland coach randy edsall may be ort. he reports on twitter, quote, worrying is stupid. it's like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain. there is another show in the sky happening tonight. the meteor shower will appear just above the little dipper. it 'peers every october but it's the starbursts. if you stay up, snap a photo to
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i >> i already saw pictures on the internet. breaking stuff. we have suitland parkway shut down. this semi fell off of this part of suitland and this is now shut down between forestville and pennsylvania avenue. it was just out bound. now we're shut in both directions. red line, same thing with the orange line. single tracking. taking a big look at the beltway here, yourall no major problems at this point this morning when you're looking at the beltway, i do want to point this out for you. right here, a big line of shower s. you could be getting a little bit of rain if you're headed out. otherwise they're talking about 66, 95, 270 moving along
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normally this morning. excuse me, amelia. >> amelia, tracking the time of the rain. very compact and it's racing off toward the east at 30 miles an hour. based on the latest speed this rain is going to be out. at about 6:40. i posted impact points online on twitter. you can go there and see that. these also diminishing. oranges, heavy rain coming through. light to moderate showers but like melissa said, this is impacting parts of the beltway moving toward 50 and up toward 95 traveling on the v.w. parkway as well. a nonissue in 30 minutes for us and then we'll start to focus on these scattered showers mainly in west virginia. that could bring us the chance of a shower around the midday hoyers and then more rain in the forecast during the late afternoon and evening hours. the weather having a low to moderate impact. temperatures right now in the upper 50s, low 60s.
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63 degrees currently in washington. a high today of 82. we'll hit that around 3:00 p.m. by lunchtime temps in the low 70s. otherwise a cloud/sun mix. we finish today. cloudy, maybe even a thunderstorm. the best chance of heavier rain. mainly a thunderstorm between 4:00 and 10:00 p.m. widespread weather is not expected in the forecast. because of the humidity we can't rule out high winds and heavy rain and any rain we're tracking later in the day. eun, noticeably cooler. a high of 67 as clouds give way to the sun. nice on sunday. a high temperature of 73. >> thank you, amelia. governor larry hogan starts his sixth round of treatment. he said the results have been encouraging so far. he has nonhodgkin's lymphoma, an aggressive form of cancer.
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he said he won't know whether the tests are successful until next month. general motors warning some suv owners not to use their windshield wipers because they could start fires. all of them are from the new 2016 model year. gm said an electrical short could cause the wiper motors to catch fire. dealers are being shipped new parts to fix that problem. how often do you throw out your boarding pass or leave it behind once you board your plane? that could be a mistake. some are picking them up and getting it. using your bar code they can get your name, number, frequent flyer info. they're able to get that same information if you post a picture of your boarding pass online and people tent do that. i'm going somewhere and here's my boarding apps. the lot of them will let you
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load your boarding pass when you're on the phone. >> make sure you have it ready so you're not -- it slows us down. this is another only in florida story. >> only in florida. i mean you have to see it to believe it. check this out. this is elvis the cobra. yes, i said cobra. apparently elvis was on the run for a month. >> something must have spooked him and he got out shook up. >> a woman heard him hissing under her clothes dryer. they were able to capture the cobra and now have quite the story to tell. >> one of the officers said when the cobra stood up or the equivalent of that, he was actually taller than he was. i would not have been standing there long enough to see that. >> no. just no. no. you might be wondering who has elvis now. mike kennedy who lost his king cobra -- >> officers gave it back to him.
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he's a reality tv star because it's his personal property. mike kennedy is the star of discovery channel's airplane repo." >> i think it's dangerous to have a cobra in your home, i'm just going to put it out there. >> what you need to know about a possible exposure to the measles virus and the symptoms to be aware of. what lies ahead for republicans after kevin mccarthy leaves a choice for next speaker of the house in the air. in prince george's county, a deadly accident involved a semitruck. we're live with more
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we have breaking news on the road. deadly accident off the beltway in prince george's county. take a look right now. for some reason the driver lost control of the truck and flipped over a beltway overpass and landed on the suitland parkway. >> some photos to give you a better idea of the damage that
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happened. we learned the driver was killed here. we also learned there's a diesel spill there. melissa mollet with how it's going to impact the people's commute. >> a big impact. of course, you can take pennsylvania avenue instead as your alternate. taking a look right now, chopper 4 over the scene. what happened is, again, this person was driving on the outer loop of the beltway and right there at this overpass fell off the overpass and onto suitland park way, which is below right here. at this point, outbound suitland parkway is shut down. it kind of kept switching back and forth for us this morning. the orange silver line, single tracking. this morning, 66 overall and 95 moving along just fine. amelia, pretty mild you were saying, huh? >> yes. even feeling a little bit muggy. tracking this area of rain. here's some impact times for you if you want to go for that run. just wait a little bit.
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grab the umbrella and keep it handy. impacting buoy just before 7:00. annapolis at about 7:24 and then these showers back in west virginia could bring us rain around the midday hours. you could see this. more rain moving through the district. >> thank you. in news for your health this morning out of northern virginia, a confirmed case of measles in fairfax county has health officials concerned others may be exposed. so far one may be treated. "news4's" molette green is at the health department. they want to get the word out. >> they're no longer contagious. that still does not rule out the risk. there is concern that there might be other people out there who may possibly have been exposed. and the fairfax county health department says the young patient received the first of
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two rounds of shots but contracted measles before being fully protected by the second. >> although this child was age-appropriately vaccinated we want to make sure everyone in the public reviews and makes sure they have two doses of vaccines to confirm protection of measles. >> now, the child visited several sights around the dmv while contagious and so health officials are looking to be able to find you and to be able to determine if there is risk. we have put the complete list of sites visited on our nbc washington app for you to take a look at. and if you find that you might have been in the area, might have been at that location, give the fairfax county health department a call so they can determine along with you and your doctor whether there is risk. we're live this morning outside the fairfax county health department.
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i'm molette green at "news4." 9 million are at risk. that's because of large gaps of coverage in different parts of the u.s. keep in mind most kids in the d.c. region do get their immunizations. it's a good reminder to keep an eye out for symptoms. they might include symptoms. fever, a dry cough. and also a skin rash. now, measles is contagious. for a closer look at the locations this child visited you can go to our nbc washington app. >> the start of a trial of a man accused of killing three people in alexandria. three women took the stand including one who surviving being shot. charles severance was a man who shot her. she was taking care of ruthanne
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l loda lodato. another woman walking her dog said she remembered seeing severance in the area. she said she remembers the vacant stare. >> next week a baltimore judge will hold a hearing for the police officer charges in freddie gray's death. the judge will determine what statements officers made to investigators will be allowed in court. five of the six officers claimed their statements were improperly obtaining. gray died on april 19th a week after suffering a spinal injury in police custody. >> 6:35 and house republicans are meeting to figure out who they will back to be the next speaker. looking live now at capitol hill where the gop is scrambling after majority leader kevin mccarthy suddenly dropped out of the race. he was considered the front-runner. he said republicans need a new face and need to be united. ben carson is in d.c. today. but the new controversy facing
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his campaign is getting hiss people talking too. carlson told cnn the holocaust would have been, quote, greatly diminishing if german jews had been armed with guns. >> delays on metro. three stations in virginia will be closed for track work. vee they'll start tonight through sunday. red, green, yellow are on for regular schedules. the key bridge will under go. adam tesk took us under and inside a brick to show us spots. the work will make the bridge stronger and safer and should not require any full-time lane closures. the work will last two years starting in the spring of 2016. breaking news on the roads
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right now in prince george's county. a section of suitland parkway shut down because of a fatal semiaccident. we'll have full details and traffic time coming up. >> we're watching developing story. a an explosion and whether that dam was compromised. >> plus a d.c. police officer opens fire on a suspect overnight. what we're learning about the circumstances leading up to that shooting. your time right now is 6:37.
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breaking news on the roads. a semi drove off the roadway to the road below. as far as travel times go, right
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now we're getting slow here. 270 southbound top of the beltway delays here kind of everywhere. in virginia you're normal time. 95 northbound to quantico, no problem. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 f.m. >> a beautiful morning. for most of us, on storm team 4 radar i'm tracking rain quickly moving through the area. this is pushing out toward part of the district. it's already moved through arlington but heading between washington and up toward baltimore dealing with rain as it continues to push through east. eun, more scattered rain and a few thunderstorms in the forecast main by between 4:00 and 10:00 p.m. otherwise pretty balmy at 10:00. we're at 71. >> thanks, amelia. it is now 6:42. developing right now, we now
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know what may have caused an explosion at a hydro electric dam out west. a utility spokesman said it may have sparked the blast. the spokesman said the damage itself didn't very instruct real damage. >> we know we have pretty big traffic delays in this area but there's always some place some place that has it worst. a huge traffic jam outside the beijing makes it look pretty good. >> i can't wrap my head around this. >> crazy stuff. this is one of china's busiest highways. 50 lanes merge into 20 lanes. >> how do you do that? >> that's how you know 50 lains will be a problem. >> 50 turned into 20. what happens to the other lanes? >> fog combined with a perfect storm, awful. >> i'm not driving in beijing.
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the new threat facing south carolina this morning as the director of homeland security gets a firsthand look at the devastation. plus, we'll take you back out to prince george's county where suitland parkway is closed after a deadly semitruck accident.
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breaking news at 6:45. the driver of a tractor trailer
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is dead after the truck flipped off the beltway overpass onto the parkway. >> we're learning new details through our team coverage. melissa mollet is tracking the traffic around there. >> let's get to megan mcgrath. what do you see? >> you see all of the southbound lanes of the suitland parkway are still closed. close at forestville road. that's going to be the detour this morning. it happened a little before 6:00 this morning. a tractor trailer traveling on the outer loop of the beltway. the driver if whatever republican lost control. that rig came off of the beltway as it crosses over suitland parkway and the truck actually crashed down onto the lanes of the suitland park way. the driver was killed. now, we've been going back and forth in terms of the inbound side of suitland parkway. they would open lanes. they had to close them again because they discovered a fuel
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spill. they have reopened again now, so we do have some traffic headed in the inbound direction of suitland parkway, so that's going to help out folks who are traveling into d.c. but you might see some slowdowns in that direction. this is going go here for a while yet. we have a lot of emergency crews here on the scene. so if you take the outbound suitland park way into the forestville area, you're going to see more of a tie-up. >> as megan said, outbound suitland parkway is what we have shut down. forest ville road or pennsylvania avenue. two alternate routes here. that no doubt is going to be there for some time. developing this morning, d.c. looking for a man. d.c. tell us the officer shot in
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the direction of that suspect. it's not clear if the suspect was hit or if anyone shot at the officer. there is a search under way right now. it is 6:48. it is confident a man could stand trial for beating a man to death in d.c. prosecutors say spires randomly attacked kevin sutherlanded on july 4th on a metro train near the noma station. the results are expected to be discussed today. also happening the prisoner who escaped from a fairfax county hospital expect to be sentenced. in july he pleaded guilty to using a gun in the assault of two security guards at the hospital during his escape. they want his plea tossed out. they say he involuntarily entered that plea. he's expected to be sentenced 32 years in prison. >> thousands of people in south carolina are bracing for another round of flooding.
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this time the threat of stormwater rushing toward the coast. nbc's gabe gutierrez is live in columbia where people are evacuating still. gabe, good morning. >> >> reporter: hi, good morning. more than 11 trillion gallons of water has gone through. so far 14 dams have breached throughout the state and officials are closely monitoring 70 others. now south carolina's governor nikki haley is warning coastal communities near georgetown, south carolina, to voluntarily evacuate. she said a new round of flooding there could linger up to 12 days. local emergency management officials have opened up an emergency shelter but they stress the evacuations are voluntary and that they're right now limited to just rural areas. but the governor says everyone needs to be concerned or at
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least watch this on the coast. so far they're shut down. back to you. >> look for more on this devastating flooding in south carolina on the "today" show after "news4 today." it's 6:50. in a few hours president obama leaves to meet with the families of the victims from the oregon school shooting. he will meet with them privately and has no plans to speak on gun control. maryland state police are investigating a deadly crash in charles county. police say robert mcguire died when a chevy camaro hit his motorcycle head on last night. this happened on route 234 in faulkner. police say the woman driving the camaro was not driving in her
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lane. they didn't say whether the camaro driver was charged. an update on a drone flying through the national monument. we first told you about this at the top of the hour. someone was flying a drone overnight. the new thing they told us is that they did ticket whoever they think put the drone up. that is all they'll say right now. no one arrested. the airspace, of course, in d.c. is very restrictive and it's illegal to fly drones in the district. >> there is a brand-new winner of the nobel peace prize this morning. the tunisian national dialogue quartet won the award just hours ago. the group prevented the collapse of democracy and a civil war after a revolution four years ago. they say the group's work culminated in peaceful democratic elections in tunisia
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last fall. congratulations. breaking news on the roadway right now. again, sections of suitland parkway shut down because of this semicrash. a fatal crash. the semi headed over the over pass. outbound suitland shut down between forestville and pennsylvania. 66 is okay. so is 95. vacuum generally pretty light. top of the beltway, outer loop, we see volume. taking a look up top here, no major problems here. v.w. parkway a little slow inbound and outbound after 32. otherwise 95 looking pretty good almost all the way down to the beltway. in gaithersburg in front of the costco, 355, we do have a crash there with one right lane blocked and the 270, 109, a
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little bit of volume when you get down toward montrose. it gets a little more backed up there. amelia? >> here are your headlines for today, a day you want to have the umbrella handy. i'm tracking some isolated showers but a little bit more widespread activity in the forecast later today. i'll be showing you that on future weather. this rain with a cost and that's going to set us up for a cooler weekend. columbus day looking noose. notice further fwook the west scattered showers. taking a look at this activity. impact times for you, buoy just after 7:00. annapolis at 7:30. aisle continue on my twitter and facebook pages and then be updating you on midday. by noon notice the chance for more showery activity to be moving through and then between 4:00 and 10.
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6:00. rain could slow that evening commute. you want to keep that in mind as well. by 10:00 p.m. we'll return to mainly dry conditions and, again, one or two conditions could have high winds and potentially heavy rainfall. you know, whenever there's rain in the area, that could slow travel. you're going to be for the most part fine this morning. it would be until the midday hoyers. heading out and about, have the umbrella handy. a high tomorrow of 67. a bit breezy as clouds give way to sun. mostly sunny. 73 for columbus day. >> we're still following bragging news at northern arizona university whether there was a shooting a little while ago. we know one person was dead. this is a tweet from the university. we don't know how those three wounded are doing just yet. we can tell you the shooting
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suspect is in police custody. it happened outside a residence hall about 4:20 this time. i also want to know the university doesn't know at this point what they're doing about classes today. there was a news conference this morning at 9:00 our time where we expect to learn a whole lot more, and we're seeing on twitter the #naustrong. the ntsblanned to pump upoversight. anthony fox said no. instead they would focus on reforms to strengthen oversight. the ntsb wanted to shift oversight to the federal administration. metro says service problems are driving you away from using the metro system and lower, not higher fares could be the answer. it needs to find solutions. one idea was to raise and lower
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the cost of trips based on the level of service. another idea metro is considering is keeping off-peak fairs at a steady price. metro is losing millions of dollars in revenue every month because of about 40,000 fewer trips per day. 6:56. four things to no. jeh johnson in south carolina to visit columbia and charleston. he's bringing leaders from fema to meet with federal, state, and local fishlgs about the federal response to cleanup. two people are in critical condition right now after an explosion at a hydro electric dam. a utility spokesman said atlantic cal equipment is to blame. someone flew a drone by the monument. they ticketed the person. >> breaking news, a driver of a tractor trailer died after it flipped over. >> taking a live look at that right now, chopper 4 still over the scene of the fatal crash.
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right now what's happening is outbound suitland parkway is closed. you can fake pennsylvania or forest ville to get around this. no doubt it's going to be first on time. >> thank you. that is the broadcast this morning. we appreciate you waking up with us. >> that's next. we'll see you for weather, traffic, and breaking news. we hope you have a great weekend. >> make it a great friday, even.
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. good morning. congress in chaos. house republicans racing to find a new speaker this morning. one day after the leading contender, congressman kevin mccarthy suddenly drops out of the running. >> i think i shocked some of you, huh? >> bitterly divided republicans now scrambling for a replacement. >> this is not the time or ple, guys. >> and democrats giddy. >> anybody have any news they would like to discuss? >> what happened? who is in the running now? and was mccarthy undone by a whisper campaign? >> no. come on. >> we're live on capitol hill. air scare. >> we have a bird strike. 79. >> 79 say again. did you see what happened with delta?


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