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game as far as intensity. even his runs, running down the line. somebody catches the ball think is out there laying out blocks so they can score. anniversary a great guy, great teammate to me. >> reporter: it was the end of one chapter and the beginning of another who for a man who always wore his heart on his sleeve. >> i'm walking away from this game today proud of everything that i ever done. ver done. good morning. straight up 5:00. taking a live look at reagan national airport right now. not sure if you are going to be flying anywhere too far south but you might want to keep an eye on the airline delays. we are dealing with tropical storm isaac much further south of here. it is aiming right now at least at haiti. the island is getting pounded by heavy winds and rain creating havoc for the 400,000 who are still living outside. good news is that the storm is not as organized and that means it is not getting as strong as first thought. >> here is the thing. it will lose more strength as
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it passes over haiti and cuba and it won't be a hurricane until it gets into the gulf. this is video in the dominican republic yesterday as people are getting ready for what may happen. >> good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. time now to talk about what is happening here in our area. >> the thing to remember with isaac is it is not just the wind but it is the rain. it could drop a lot of rain. >> if we get anything from it, that is probably what it will be. >> we'll get rain. that would be well into next week before we would have to worry about the recommend newschannel tens of isaac. temperatures right now in washington, nice, pleasant start to your day. dulles, 66. 65 in fredericksburg. much of the area cooling off well into the 60s overnight. looking at the satellite-radar. we are generally quiet. we did have a few storms well out to the west into portions of west virginia around western
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virginia yesterday. now, we are dealing with a little bit of cloud cover. not going to be a perfectly sunny day. partly to mostly sunny conditions expected as we watch a storm system to our south start to develop. that will impact our weekend weather so stay tuned. i'm have more on that coming up. for today, should be dry, upper 80s to about 90. 85 in front royal. near 90 in fredericksburg. we'll go 89. >> thank you. time now to take a look at what is happening traffic-wise. lauren demarco with on-time traffic. >> we do have a serious accident reported southbound 95 for folks leaving the baltimore area. the right lane tied up with an accident investigation so keep that in mind if you are heading south of baltimore. we can take a live look at the cameras further on south as you leave 216 heading down to the capital beltway. you should be at speed heading south of laurel toward 495-6789
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let's move on to traffic land 270 looking good right now past 109. travelg the beltway in virginia, should be in good shape with overnight construction clearing up at the gw parkway. 66, seeing the volume build out of manassas but right nono, delays. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. our big story this morning, famed cyclist lance armstrong has made history with his seven during tea france tight gules now, he could make history once again but for a much different reason. fox's mary ann rafferty explains. >> reporter: the u.s. anti- doping agency has announced it will strip lance armstrong of his seven tour de france titles. it comes after he declared he was finished fighting doping allegations. he says there comes a point in every man's life when he has to say enough is enough.
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for me, that that i'm is now. the world antidoping president says armstrong's decision to drop his fight is an admission of guilt. armstrong says his decision is more of a refusal to enter an arbitration process he believes is unfair. the usada maintains armstrong has used banned substances as far back as 1996. the 40-year-old cyclist walked way from the sport in 2011 without being charged following a two-year investigation into many. the same ask decisions he faces from the usada. in an exclusive interview, armstrong says he tries not to let the doping accusations get to him itry not to let it bother me and just keep rolling right along. i know what i know and i know what i do and i know what i did. that is not going to change. >> reporter: the usada also says armstrong will be hit with a lifetime ban starting today and under the world antidoping code, armstrong may lose the
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bronze medal from the 2000 olympics as well as any awards, event titles and cash earnings. in new york, mary ann rafferty, fox news. now to our top story, the killing of and honor student. family and friends are mourning the loss of a 17-year-old high school senior murdered at her home in kettering. for more on the search for the killer by prince george's county police, we turn to sherry ly live in palmer park. >> reporter: police now tell us that the day before amber stanley was murdered, they went to the home for what is being described as a trouble call and sources now say investigators are trying to determine if there is a connection. officers searched stanley's home yesterday taking away boxes of evidence and scouring the neighborhood for clues. police say the gunman went to the home on chartsy street around 10:00 wednesday night, kicked in the door and went upstairs and shot the 17-year- old honor student multiple times in her bed. she lived in the home with her mother, sister and a foster
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child. police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information in the murder. so far, investigators have no motive and for those who live in the neighborhood, it is all unnerving. >> if somebody is that bold that they are going to kick in somebody's door and go in somebody's room and take their life, that is something that i guess everybody is going to have a hard time dealing and adjusting to that. our kids go all the way up to 17. a lot of them probably go to the same high school or they know her from being in the neighborhood. we'll put it up on the web site, see if we can get any hits and hopefully, somebody may call in that may know something. >> reporter: so far, police have no suspects in the slaying. stanley was hand honor student at flowers high school and friends say she dreamed of going to harvard and becoming a doctor. police were called to the home on tuesday but police are not providing any details of that emergency visit or whether they believe it could lead to her
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killer. that is the latest here in palmer park. back to you. >> thank you. to ellicott city now where we are learning what caused the death of two college students killed when a train derailed early tuesd morning. howard county police say autopsies show elizabeth nass and rose mayr died after being crushed by coal from the toppled train cars. family and friends will hold a funeral service for nass in ellicott city today. mayr will be laid to rest tomorrow. the 19-year-old girls were sitting on a bridge near the tracks at the time of the derailment. federal investigators are still trying to figure out what triggered the emergency brake on the train to automatically deploy. we are following some breaking news right now from the district. a fire at an apartment building in southeast. this is happening in the 1300 block of alabama avenue. we understand some people have been rescued by ladder while others are being told to stay in their apartments. bam avenue is closed in that area. we'll bring you updates to the story as we get them. also coming up next, a
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the man who killed 77 people in norway last summer is going to prison. anders breivik was just found mentally sane by a court in oslo. that means he will spend at least 21 years in prison. there was no question of guilt. he admit to setting a bomb in downtown oslo that killed eight and driving to a youth camp and shooting 69 others dead. a disturbing story from illinois of a teenaged girl held captive as a sex slave for two years. she is now 17 and escaped from her captors yesterday. she ran to police and saying she was raped almost every day and got pregnant and had a child. the girl has been reported missing back in april of 2010 and police thought she was missing or a runaway. a former navy seal who was a part of the reid that killed osama bin laden is getting ready to release a book about
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that historic mission. the book is called no easy day and is expect to come out on the 11th anniversary of september 11th. the author says it is about the sacrifices special forces make and he hopes to inspire young people to become navy seals. military officials say the author could face criminal charges for the book contains classified information. it has become a cruel reality for tens of thousands of people in a storm hits and the power goes out. >> one solution, putting power lines underground but would that be far too expensive in up next, we'll hear from officials. first, let's check in with tucker. >> we have cloud cover to start your day. should be a nice looking friday with highs in the upper 80s to about 90678 changes in the weekend forecast. i'll have detail on that and we'll look at tropical storm isaac coming up right after the break. break. 
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it is friday as we take a live look outside. weekend is just hours away. saturday and sunday, we'll talk about that, the weather at least in just a second. right now, it is rise and shine time for all the kids going back to school this week. >> look at that little sweater he is -- he's got on. >> a private school blazer.
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we are sharing more of your first day of school photos. this is alexander. he attended first grade at g. e. peters in hyattsville. you can e-mail picture to the address on your screen. you can also continue to upload them on our facebook fan page as well. they are all so cute and dressed, ready. i know those are private school uniforms but they look so sharp. >> he is well dressed. imhe impressed. >> this will be the first weekend after the first week of school. first weekend. >> okay. >> i'm following you here. >> well, you had an okay week as far as weather is concerned. trying to see what it is going to be. >> you want the weekend forecast. >> i'm trying to see what is going to happen on the first weekend if you can celebrate the first week with a weekend outdoors. >> not going to be perfect. might be good homework weather.
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>> breaking the bad news. >> not a terrible weekend. >> homework, no tv, homework. >> no video games. >> wisdom, i would be scared to grow up in your house. >> i know. >> my kids will tell you i'm in the that bad. most days. >> here is a live look at your radar. we are looking at isaac. maximum winds about 45 miles per hour. still not terribly well organized. the system won't become terribly well organized over the next day or so. it will be passing across some land areas. it is moving tofort north and west as we talked about. first stop here will be the dominican republic where it will bring some heavy rains and gusty winds including haiti. and then across cuba and we'll get it out of the gulf of mexico and we'll see what happens next. it is likely to intensify. the water temperatures well into the 80s. -- it is moving off to the north and west as we talked about. it looks like it will make landfall somewhere in the
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united states by the middle of next week. let's switch gears. go local here, 74 in washington. lots of 60s overnight. 64 in manassas. 63 in frederick. 61 in winchester. it will be a d.c. the day just like yesterday. upper 80s to about 90. not going to be perfectly sunny but a partly to mostly sunny day today. here are your changes for the weekend forecast. not going to be a complete rainout but we are going to see an area of low pressure develop right down here. it is developing as we speak. we thought it would stay further east yesterday but now it looks like it is going to slide just far enough north and west that we'll get some cloud cover and the possibility of a few showers around here both saturday and part of sunday. so again, it is not going to be a perfect weekend around here although i don't think we'll be looking at widespread heavy rain on either day as we get into saturday and sunday. mix of sun and clouds. today, definitely dry. 88 your daytime high.
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win out of the east here at five to 10. and sort of partly to mostly cloudy day tomorrow with a few showers around, particularly if you are east and south of the city. sunday, a few showers around with lots of clouds. monday, wouldn't you know, it things look better. upper 80s. we have to watch the remnants of isaac as we get into the middle and end of next week. that is a cold front on tuesday. let's get the traffic with lauren demarco. >> we have been doling with an issue in southeast d.c., alabama avenue. there is an apartment fire just west of suitland fire near the congress heights metro station. alabama avenue closed in both directions there. let's take a live look from traffic land if you are traveling 66. seeing the volume building out of manassas but everybody is moving as you head into centreville. do want to mention that in manassas, the second battle of manassas bull run, there will
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be events this weekend commemmorating that. there will be a number of lane closures. also going to be seeing a lot of lane closures westbound 66 at the beltway and also the ramp to westbound 66. so do be careful of that over the weekend. you want to be sure to plan ahead, give yourself time for delays. no issues for you here, beltway at route 50 in maryland. 95, 395 in virginia check in incident-free. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. what to do about all those annoying power outages. >> there is one solution that people have been talking about and that is putting power lines underground but would that be far too expensive? expensive? [ male announcer ] with ultra-filtered water
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taking a live look at the washington monument and it doesn't feel too bad out there. nice start to your day. tucker will have more on what you can expect today and for your weekend coming up in just a bit. first, city leaders are trying to fix a problem that has caused a lot of headaches for people would live in the district. this was the scene after the june derecho ripped through our area. >> like so many other places in the region, d.c. residents often face massive power outages following the storms. there may be a solution to this problem though but it is probably an expensive one. matt ackland takes a look. >> reporter: residents of the district won't soon forget the
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powerful storm that hit in early july. in just a few minutes, more than 1300 industries fell in the city causing major power outages. >> let's get someone out here soon and as quickly as possible. the time is overdue. >> reporter: mayor gray even blasted pepco at the time. he lost power at his home like so many others. >> they need to move faster. pepco's pace of restoring power to me anyway is unacceptablened the speed of their response has been disappointing and how many times have we been through this before. rotor mayor promised acts and on thursday led a task force to focus on preventing power outages in the future. many believe underground power is the only option. >> the $64,000 question is how will we pay for it? i know in my interactions with residents in the supermarket and other places, they feel that they've met their obligations. they pay their bills on time. >> reporter: pepco's ceo sat next to mayor gray during today's discussion all agreeing that burying lines across the
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district would take years and the cost would be very high. >> of a heard various costs that range from a billion to $6 billion depending upon what you do. >> reporter: but can anything be done in the never future? pepco says it is committed to doing all it can y i can tell you there is no higher priority on my list than being able to serve all of our customers with reliable power. >> reporter: the district is not alone when it comes to power issues. there are other local governments in the area that are upset with pepco about the power outages as well as the time it takes to get the power restored. in the district, matt ackland, fox 5 news. a high high pressure speed chase that wasn't exactly what it and to be. ahead in about 14 minutes, this is it, why a woman called the police on herself. >> but up next, we'll check our top stories plus weather and traffic. stay with us. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] sosome think obamacare is the same as free health care.
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welcome back. it is friday and we're taking a live look outside right now at washington, d.c. you can seat lincoln memorial there in the distance. might be a decent day to go down and check out the memorials in you haven't done so in a while. nasa's latest mission, which is being run from our area, is on hold. a rocket was supposed to blast off just after 4:00 this morning but it wound up being scrubbed.
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they will try again tomorrow morning. the rocket will carry probes that will study the two bands ever radiation that surround the earth. the highly charged regions can damage satellites and other spacecraft. the mission is being run from the johns hopkins applied physics laboratory in laurel, maryland. >> we are watching tropical storm isaac as it bears done on haiti. this is a live look at the storm on our vipir radar. a direct hit on the 400,000 still living in the tents and makeshift huts could be devastating. it is still early but it does not look like the republican national convention in tampa will be affected that much by the storm. >> the storm won't reach hurricane strength until it gets closer to the florida panhandle. in the dominican republic, people are boarding up and bracing for the heavy rains and strong winds. it is hurricane season, right? we are heading into it. >> well, we're in the midst of it. the peak of hurricane season is early september so we're really in the heart of it the next couple of weeks. the big deal with isaac over
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the next 4 to 4 hours will be the rain, very heavy rain into parts of the dominican republic and cuba and then perhaps southern florida too. got to watch that. >> hopefully, they won't get a direct hit. >> not terribly strong right now. let's do local weather first or let's feature local weather and i can do more on isaac coming up. 74 in washington. humidity, 71%. not much wind. in fact, no wind at all. it will be shifting out of the east today. east today. nice, quiet start to your day. there is some cloud cover across the area, cularly south an east of the city. won't be a perfectly sunny day today, much like yesterday. kind of partly to mostly sunny day. i think it will be nice with highs expected to be in the upper 80s to about 90 degrees. a good looking afternoon. we should be dry today. nice day. not terribly humid. changes for the weekend. more in the way of cloud cover with a few showers around. i'll have details on that
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coming up in a few minutes. >> let's check in with lauren demarco to get the latest on traffic. >> at least friday looks good. that is all i'm worried about right now. things are looking pretty good on the roads. we do have a new report of an accident on the roadway in montgomery county. if you are traveling the outer loop leaving 95, college park heading around towards new hampshire avenue, this could impact you. it is reportedly just prior to new hampshire avenue, not seeing it and this camera angle, do watch out for that. 95 in virginia. he we've got delays there. looks good up across the people into d.c. if you are making the trip into georgetown across the key bridge, still dealing with that overnight construction we've been seeing the past few days. watch out for the crews this as you head into and out of georgetown. that's a check of your fox 5
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on-time traffic. we have appear update on some breaking news we told but at 5:00. a fire at an apartment building on alabama avenue southeast is now out. d.c. ems crews are right now evaluating several people who were rescued on ladders but we don't know of any serious injuries. you can still expect some traffic tie-ups near the 1300 block of alabama avenue while firefighters finished up their work. the search for a killer is on this morning in maryland. 17-year-old amber stanley was and honor student and rising senior at charles flowers high in springdale. >> she was murdered in her bedroom. sherry ly is live with more on the investigation. >> reporter: there are still see many questions unanswered about amber stanley's murder. right now though, investigators tell us they have no suspect but they are throwing every
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available resource at trying to find her killer. investigators returned to stanley's home on chartsey street yesterday searching for evidence. police say a gunman kicked in the door wednesday night ever the home on chartsey street, went upstairs, shot and killed a 17-year-old in her bed. the day before the murder, police say they went to the home for what is being described as a trouble call but would not provide details. sources say investigators are trying to figure out if there is a connection to the murder. police are offering a reward of up to $25,000. >> she was a quiet girl and she was focused on just her school, focused on doing the right thing. >> the students were shaken but fortunately, we had in place grief counselors that are here to address the needs of each child. students came up and told stories of amber and how she
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was an affable child with an infectious smile. >> reporter: those grief counselors were at flowers high school where stanley went to school. she was and honors student there. people say she wanted to start a young doctors club there. those counselors there to help students cope with her murder. police are asking anyone with information to please give them a call. they aren't saying if stanley was targeted in this murder or why anyone would want to kill the 17-year-old honor student. that is the latest here in palmer park. back to you. >> thank you. staying in maryland, family and friends are getting ready to say their final good-byes to one of the victims killed after a train derailed in ellicott city early tuesday morning. elizabeth nass and rose mayr were both 19 years old.
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nass' first union rail is -- funeral is set for today and mayr's funeral is tomorrow. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the emergency brake on the train to automatic deploy. a maryland lawmaker admits he was drinking while operating a 26-foot speedboat that crashed into another boat in pass deadbeat awednesday night. don dwyer says he has been told his blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit in maryland. dwyer and several other people including children were hurt in that collision. last night, he spoke for reporters outside a hospital in baltimore apologizing for his actions. >> no one, no one should be drinking and operating a motor vehicle or a powerboat. i deeply regret my actions and i ask for forgiveness from the public. my heart and prayers go out to the family that was involved in the incident and i pray for them to have a speedy recovery.
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>> investigators say they are still trying to determine the cause of that crash. and it is illegal to drive drunk on maryland waterways. wa another big story we are following this morning. lance armstrong may never be allowed to compete in a cycling event again. later this morning, the u.s. anti-doping agency is expected to officially strip the athlete of his seven tour de france titles and impose a lifetime ban. this move comes hours after armstrong announced he would no longer fight charges of illegal doping even though he still maintains his innocence. armstrong released a statement yesterday saying, quote, i know who won those seven tours. my teammates know who won those seven tours and everyone i compete against knows who won those seven tours. now, the cyclist says the usada doesn't have the authority to take away his titles but the agency says they do. coming up, a high-speed chase that wasn't exactly what it and to be. >> why a woman called the
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police on herself as we check more headlines. stay with us.
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a warning from inarmed health officials, thousands of fans who attained ravens exhibition game may have been exposed to rabies actually bat landed on someone in the 500 section at the ravens and l.i.e. ops game last fly at the m & t
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bank stadium in baltimore. health officials believe other people may have touched the bat. authorities are asking anyone who may have come in contact with the bat to give them a call. don't touch the bat. police say a gate agent for jetblue was supposed to help an 11-year-old boy fly from florida to new york and is charged with theft. you see, investigators say marcia henry lifted $200 from the boy's wallet that was tucked into a pouch the boy's father gave him to wear. police say surveillance video caught the agent red handed. >> by look at the he video from the airport, we were able to identify a suspect in this case. >> now, jet blue has suspended henry. airline says it will refund the money to the boy's father. henry is due in court on september 18th. some terrifying moments out caught on police dash cam. a driver noticed she couldn't slow down on the highway because the accelerator was stuck.
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she called 911 and troopers followed her as her suv reached speeds of 110 miles per hour and they weaved in and out of traffic for more than 06 miles. the woman was eventually able to slow down enough to pull over. a trooper got in and put the suv into park. that is just bizarre. that has happened again recently. a potentially deadly situation avoided in massachusetts. take a look at. this a woman carrying her 4- year-old son walked right off i asubway platform during rush hour. a few people standing nearby jumped down on to the track to rest cute mother and child. luckily, no one was hurt. what was that about. >> it is interesting that she would walk right object to there with the child. >> sound like maybe another story. everyone is keeping an eye on tropical storm isaac down south. what is in store no the weather in our area? >> get ready for clouds and showers. up next, tucker has late forecast and lauren is checking in on the morning commute. we'll be back.
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welcome back. maybe you are getting ready to wake up and head to school. the good thing is it is friday. >> a nice first week of school.
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>> and some kids will start another week of school. these two starting their week and it is rise and shuba time for them. we are sharing more of your first day photos now. these two are calaia and tamia. -- it is rise and shine time for them. >> if you would like to make your child's photo part of our first day photo gallery, you can e-mail pictures to the e- mail on your screen. >> not a bad start to the day. should be nice and dry for you with comfortable temperatures, upper 60s. we are in the 70s here in town. but no one is going to school at reagan national. that is where the current temperature is 74. >> right. >> did you follow mow there. >> maybe close to reagan
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nationals. >> hopefully, nobody is going to school at the airport. i don't know if they are back in session yet. >> around there, no, there wouldn't be. >> probably not quite yet. 74 in washington. 63 in gaithersburg. quantico, good morning, 72 degrees for you. 63 in manassas. here is what is happening. today, fine, we've got a mix of clouds with some sunshine in your forecast for your friday. we should be dry with high temperatures back in the upper 80s close to 90 although i think the cloud cover will hold temperature back a little bit. here are your changes for the weekend. area of low pressure developing as we speak. right there, you can see the rain showers towarding to develop along the outer banks. yesterday, we thought this would drifted off to the north and east. but now there are some indications it will drift a little further north. because it will be close are, we'll have more in the way of cloud cover with the possibility of some showers around here as it will be a very slow mover, both saturday and sunday. i think the best chans for rain will be the lower eastern
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shore. another weekend where it won't be another great one at the beaches. as you get closer to washington, we'll be in sort of a mick of clouds and some sunshine for the weekend. there is that area of low pressure developing later this afternoon and again, i don't think it will bring us any showers today as high pressure will keep us dry. as that area of high pressure retreats, unfortunately to the day tomorrow, plenty of clouds around with some scattered showers. the best chance will be south and east closer to the ocean there. 88 your daytime high. 709 overnight low. weekend forecast, more clouds. cooler temperatures with the cloud cover. scattered showers saturday and sunday. wound you know it, just in time to go back to school monday, we bounce back into the upper 80s with dry conditions. -- wouldn't you know it.
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>> lauren demarco has the traffic now. >> we do have an accident on the beltway and it is in montgomery county. sky fox has now made it to the scene. they are up early. this is the outer loop at new hampshire avenue 650. it is the ramp to southbound new hampshire avenue that is currently blocked off. you can see -- maybe way do have some traffic able to squeeze by there on the right. not sure if that was an emergency vehicle or actually traffic is able to get by. s -- looks like you are able to get by under police direction. outer loop of the bray ramp to southbound new hampshire avenue, this will impact you. if you are traveling 270, not looking too bad. watchingilding past 109 towards 121 clarksburg. nice, easy trip in towards the beltway. traveling 66, all looking pretty good at this hour. watching for the volume here as well from manassas through
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centreville. no major delay at this point and you are looking good past route 50 fair oaks. heading inbound across the key bridge, talking about this construction. look like the crews have moved out of the way. we were seeing delays inbound canal road so hopefully, that will get you back up to speed. major roadwork this weekend where the beltway meets i-66 starting tonight at 9:00 p.m. through monday morning at 5:00 a.m. a number of lane closures will take place from the beltway ramp from 66 westbound and on i- 66 west as it passes over the beltway. it is all part of the express lanes project, v-d.o.t. trying to save the most restrictive closures for the overnight and early-morning hours but they do warn of possible 30-minute delays. you are urged to avoid the area if you can over the weekend. e >> thank you. the past and the present making headlines for the washington redskins. coming up next, robert griffin iii, larger than life. we'll show you that. >> plus, clinton portis
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the baltimore ravens have an impressive showing in week three of the pre-season. ravens take a 10-0 lead. flacco would throw for 266 yards and the ravens win 48-17. >> i for got the jaguars were still in the nfl. now to the redskins gettingied to host the colts tomorrow at fedex field. a pep rally last night at the newseum fee tared larger than life quarterback. robert griffin iii's imam was projected on the newseum's 74- foot wall. quite a sight. the redskins have taken a
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moment to fondly remember the past. >> clinton portis retired yet and was given a great good-bye yesterday. >> i hope in my time as a washington red skip, i left an effect on enough people to say that clinton portis was a stand- up guy, that clait portis was a hell of a worker, that commit portis give everything he had and left everything he had on the field. >> reporter: he had all the right moves and leg to run on for days. he is one. best redskins players to ever wear the burgundy and gold and today, he retired from the game he has loved his entire life. >> today is really huge. it is closing a chapter in my life i knew had to end one day. i just never knew when it would. and today is that day. >> reporter: portis was traded to the redskins in 2004 and in
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seven seasons rushed for 6824 yards, the second most in franchise history. cp also earned two trips to the pro bowl. >> we've been through so much together. a lot of great, great victories, some tragedy and a lot of personal times together and someone i know very well and i'm proud to call my friend and a great redskin. >> reporter: from southeast junior only to sheriff going to get you, portis knew how to keep things loose. >> there is no way can you stop that blitz. there is no way. >> reporter: he also had a great relationship with his teammates. >> he had fun. that was one thing about portis. he always was a humorous guy in the locker room but then, you know, he would go on the field and go out and do his thing. that is one thing i respected. >> i love cp. i love what he brought to this game as far as intensity out there. blocking more so than even his runs, running down the line.
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somebody catched the ball, he is out there laying out block so they can score. of his a great guy. gate teammate to me. >> reporter: it is the end of one chesapeake tier and the beginning of another for a man who always wore his heart on his sleeve. >> i understand that i am walking a what from this game today, proud of everything that i ever done. >> portis hasn't played since 2010. he did visit several teams but he told us that he didn't have it in him in his heart to play for another team other than the redskins. a fierce battle between apple and samsung over a patent. no wins are yet unless you count the attorneys racking up big legal fees. >> we'll get the latest during the 6:00 hour in our business beat. time to say hello to our facebook fan of the da. we say hello to ashley elizabeth. she has been watching the morning show since high school and our team makes waking up fan. >> congratulations on being fan
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