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Jul 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
back to news. >> we begin with a busy night for emergency crews and prince george's county. they try to save a teenaged male from the water. there were not successful. this happened on old stagecoach road in laurel. john gonzalez is there with what he has learned so far. >> prince george's county investigators will be back out here at the willow lake apartments later this morning to try to figure out what went wrong. the pond is just beyond those trees. water rescue teams searched for the teenage boy nearly two hours last night. he was reported missing around 8:45 last seen in the apartment complex. witnesses tell police the young victim went under water and never came back up. search and rescue used boats and helicopters with infrared equipment and a high-powered lights. 80 minutes later he was found under the bonds which is about four feet deep. cpr was performed at the scene. he was then rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. the exact age and identity of the boy has not been released. we understand investigators will be back out here to try to figure out exactl
ABC
Aug 3, 2009 5:00am EDT
news. this is from prince george's county. a fire at a county firehouse. >> the closest stations lost its fourth career staffing. matt brock has the details. >> to show you the fire station behind me. people are working inside. it is ok now. not so much at about 2:30 this morning. people are worried that this is a sign of things to come. smoke and flames poured out of an engine. volunteers whoere there doing prep work were able to move some equipment before it got too bad. the first fire company called in to help was the capitol heights station. only just this weekend there were bumps down to volunteer stuffing. we're told the capitol heights group never made it here. so many told us they are concerned about reduced staff and that it could lead to disaster. the fire chief at prince george's counties said he is dealing with $110 million budget, that is $2 million less than last year. he has had to make these changes in staffing in certain stations and making some station's specialty stations. he said no new hires until june of 2010. the guys working here get no overtime. matt broc
ABC
Aug 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
>> coming up at 5:00, prince george's county police prepared to release surveillance video after a six-year old will as up but it from a store. >> pepco customers expected to speak their mind during another hearing. >> will not take you to the store? >> a police dispatcher could not believe for years. a man called 911 asking for a right to grab some beer. hear his explanation for what happened. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. start now. live and in hd, this is "good morning washington." what's good morning, washington. it is wednesday, august 8. >> i am cynne simpson. the check on the weather now. >> we have some action on the radar screen. you will notice one little downpour highly isolated between culpeper and fredericksburg north of highway 3. it looks like it is falling apart. once pagoda's paused -- does pop up south of manassas. -- one sprinkle just popped up sough of manassas. 78 now in the district. on our way to 92. good shape right now as far as the driver on the beltway. 395 quiet. good ride on 66. nothing complicated across the wilson bridge. the american legion
ABC
Feb 14, 2012 5:00am EST
potential legal and smothering,gns of police statements the two became physical that george huguely did not her. or strangle >> this lack of access in this trial actually provoke a separate hearing. representing several media analysts argue that this is a first amendment violation. it will be interesting to see if handled differently today. in john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >> interesting. thank you. stay with abc 7 news for the latest on the trial. charlottesville and be an hour will later newscasts. >> more parents are sending their children to a charter schools. enrollment at d.c. charters year.s rose 8% this enrollment in d.c. public schools dropped by 1%. the article's claim to enroll 41% the d.c. public school students. a d.c. public school says most of the losses were at the high-school level. 39 degrees right now. the child sex, coachcase against former sandusky. find out whether he will be allowed to visit his grandchildren. >> a trip to paradise turned for one supreme court justice. >> ♪ it's the way you bring out the sun. ♪ sunny d! ♪ it's the way you make it all fun. ♪ k
ABC
Feb 13, 2012 5:00am EST
university of virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend. george huguely is charged with killing yeardley love in may of 2010 in her apartment in charlottesville. prosecutors expected to bring up dna evidence this week and discuss a beer can and blood that was found in her apartment after her body was discovered. it's monday morning. >> still ahead some new controversy surrounding the quote on the martin luther king memorial and one leader does not want to change that statement. >> it's costing more to fill up at the gas pump. >> >> welcome back on this monday morning. texting tactic and weather. >> adam caskey in a moment, but first lisa baden. >> it's a happy morning along 81, 70, route 11. giving you the wide angle picture. everything working in our favor even out of southern maryland, looks good on 95, construction now gone between stanford and 610. normal travel times on 95 in particular between washington and baltimore. taking you to a live picture of springfield, moving nicely near the beltway. try to get away from us is southbound. headlights are northbound.
ABC
Mar 8, 2011 5:00am EST
appeared in court for the first time since his arrest on friday. a tip generated in prince george's county led to that arrest. thomas is accused in a tax on 17 women in four states including the in maryland and virginia. >> they can take some comfort in knowing that he's not a point to be able to do that to anyone else. >> he believed it was over. >> dna was collected from a cigarette but that thomas discarded at an unrelated court appearance last week. the dna matched evidence in 17 cases that led to his arrest. thomas expressed surprise that he was not arrested sooner. >>> d.c. police are investigating an alleged case of corruption. this is within their ranks. greent28-year-old jennifer is accused of taking part in a burglary, but the crime was a hoax. now details from pamela brown. >> good morning. jennifer was arrested and charged with being on the wrong side of the law, the target of a sting operation set up by fellow officers at the d.c. police department. they turned the table on one of their own on saturday. 28-year-old jennifer green was arrested and accused of stolen prope
ABC
May 9, 2011 5:00am EDT
water. >>> prince george's county police investigating a shooting by one of their officers. it happened yesterday afternoon on cottage terrace. an armed man confronted police. he had been involved in a domestic-related shooting earlier in the day. he's in the hospital. >>> a silver or lead is in effect in prince george's county after a 66-year-old 0 woman disappeared. police are asking for your help in tracking down adela shephard- barett and family members are pleading for answers. she was headed to arlington when she disappeared. brianne carter has more. >> good morning. many people with families celebrating this weekend but one local family was searching for a loved one. they are looking for 66-year- old adela shephard-barett who has not been seen since friday when she was supposed to be headed toward daughter's arlington apartment. she was last seen leaving her accokeek maryland, home at 10:30 p.m. on friday driving a nissan versa. she has black hair and was wearing and the grace period >> i go up and down those roads looking, but did not find anything. >> somebody had to s
ABC
Dec 15, 2011 5:00am EST
. -- dulles greenway looks good. 395 is standing firm. the george washington parkway southbound after 123 broken- down vehicles. you after stay to the left in order to get through. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 45 degrees. cracks coming up, money problems for some members of the d.c. council. details on issues facing harry thomas and marion barry. >> another twist in the drama involving an nba star who >>> welcome back. federal and local investigators will launch a new campaign aimed at catching an elusive criminals. investigators want to find the potomac river rapist. the attacker is suspected of raping eight women and killing scientists christine mirzayan in the 1990's. >>> six people taken to the hospital after a metrobus and a taxicab collided in northeast washington. this happened last night. the victims were not seriously injured. investigators are trying to figure out what led to the crash. >>> in politics, seven republican presidential candidates expected to square off in iowa for what could be their final debate before next month's caucuses. they are expected to focus their atta
ABC
Jul 21, 2010 5:00am EDT
each other. >>> we have new video, but george's county firefighters have their hands full with an overnight house fire in oxon hill on anvil lane. no word on the cause. >>> traffic alert in virginia and maryland. today state and local police are timid about to crack down on hov violators. the program will target violators along interstate 66, 95, 395, and dulles toll road. authorities will be valid in force during the morning and evening rush hours. they cited more than 1200 drivers in may. worldwide camera violators in arlington today will get $50 tickets. the cameras have been in place for past month. there at three intersections of lee highway. north lynn street, fort myer drive and washington boulevard. another at glebe road at fairfax drive. >>> day 93 of the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico. a tropical storm brewing in the atlantic could hamper cleanup efforts. this comes as the government is downplaying concerns that the cap is buckling. five weeks have been found nearby. they are calling them very small and the seepage detected on the sea floor two miles away if it's com
ABC
Aug 31, 2009 5:00am EDT
baltimore. 70 between hagerstown and baltimo. we good. we will loood at a prince george's county with no complaints. we'll look through seat pleasant on 214. a nice ride around the beltway. approaching the beltway is traffic on the right, southbound on 270. every traffic already. back inside. >> i know you have been following the extreme makeover fe have been doing locally. it came down to the wire. the cast and crew have done it again. >> move that bus! >> with that, the creator of the fishing school got their first look at the results. the fishing school was the second local project the team was working on. they have served thousands of kids. volunteers scrambled to g the renovation done. >> it looks beautiful. >> they were saying last wednesday of that they needed help. >> do not lean against the walls yet. a blue streak down your side. the former first daughter is getting into the tv business. schultze served as a correspondent for the "today" show. it will be a second job. she is already a teacher and it baltimore school she will have an interesting perspective as a teacher. >> t
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 5:00am EST
. -- gumphreys road. what's happened to maryland passed 97 -- george avenue, lanes are open no problems. getting down to the beltway out of kensington, connecticut avenue is good. that looks good for everybody. 270 out with a quiet start. >> is 5:03. we have some breaking news about the hostage situation as taking place right now in california. >> brianne carter is at the live desk. this is at a mall in the los angeles area. >> absolutely. a woman being held hostage by two armed men at a mall in los angeles. there is a video just into our newsroom. police activity is outside of the mall. according to the l.a. police department, two armed men walked into the nordstrom at about 11:00 p.m. pacific time, and they have taken the woman into the back of the store. it is not clear at this point what the armed man armed with. police remained on the scene. additional units have been called to the scene. we're just getting reports of a woman being held hostage by two armed men. it is unclear as to how they may have gone inside the store or the relationship between these two. this is something we w
ABC
Jun 23, 2011 5:00am EDT
construction will be out of your way. a pretty good ride south onto 70. a beautiful picture of the george washington parkway, just north of reagan national airport. >> it is 5 akaka 01 -- 5:01. police are on the scene of a barricade situation in weakened. it appears to be a domestic situation. we will bring you the latest information as soon as we are able to. >>> a day in court today for the virginia man at the center of last week's security scare at the pentagon. >> he will face a loudoun county judge for two related -- unrelated weapons charges. a comes one day after he was laid to a series of shootings across the region. >> he will make another court appearance later this morning here in les bill. this will be a status hearing. this comes just one day after sources linked him to the shootings we saw last fall affected many across this region. according to sources, a forensic evidence found inside his northern virginia home show that he may have been the one firing the shots and to those military facilities including the national museum of the marine corps, the pentagon and a recruitin
ABC
Jan 12, 2011 5:00am EST
closings and delays. in maryland there's charles county, montgomery, prince george's county on the two-hour bordelais. culpeper county schools are closed. >> fairfax county, falls church, loudoun affected as well. >> the complete list of the top of the screen all morning. first, traffic and weather every 10 minutes. lisa baden standing by with trouble spots. she is shaking her head. we start with adam caskey. >> whatever lisa baden puts her glasses on, there is an issue. there was snow yesterday. today we are getting gusty wind. not yet, but later today. you will feel the winds gusting at 35 miles an hour at midday. here's a look at some snowfall totals from yesterday. dust a glancing blow for us. fredericks, 2.5 inches. columbia, maryland, 1.5 inches. a few isolated snow flurries in dunkirk this morning which is falling apart over a washington -- warrenton. partly cloudy today otherwise, high temperatures in the mid 30's. west wind sustained at 15-20, gusting at 35. still gusty tomorrow and near its 32 for the high-temperature. >>> snowplows are going to through primary roads and seco
ABC
Apr 20, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >> the family a cult yeardley love is filing a civil wrongful death lawsuit against george huguely, the montgomery county man convicted of her murder. a judge ruled the lawsuit can move forward. he was convicted and debris of the 2012 murder of his ex- girlfriend and now faces over 20 years behind bars. >> the maryland firefighter badly burned will be back home today. >> kevin o'toole will be discharged from washington hospital center this afternoon. he was one of seven firefighters injured in a house fire in riverdale heights. he suffered second degree and third degree burns over 40% of his body. investigators determined the fire had been deliberately set. 5:07, 62 degrees this morning. >> with mitt romney getting most of the attention in the republican race, do voters remember ron paul? learn how one supporters turning to video games to try to help. >> it's hard to focus ove for over so much money for gas, so you might able to get a gift cards through our facebook giveaway. >> its friday morning. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> 5:10 a.m. on th
ABC
May 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
information about his whereabouts, call police. >> following a developing story from prince george's county. a police officer accused of driving drunk in his cruiser and crashing on the weekend. john gonzalez is live at police headquarters with more on this arrest. good morning. >> good morning. from hero to criminal, this off- duty police officer crashed is marked vehicle this weekend in an area that he has patrolled several years, on the wrong side of an arrest he has probably made hundreds of times. it was three months ago when officer daniel gonzalez received the valor award for his part in rescuing the elderly and disabled residents of at the spellman house in college park during a fire. >> they were knocking door to door getting people out especially the ones in wheelchairs'. it was very scary. >> a stark contrast wine is being mentioned this morning. the six-year officer on paid leave on the allegation he clashed -- crashed his police cruiser while drinking and driving early saturday morning. responding officers immediately suspected the 38-year-old was drunk. prexy was not on
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 5:00am EDT
. u.s. park police have no problems to report. good on the george washington parkway and the suitland parkway. the issue is on the beltway in landover. the inner loop ramp to 50 east, the first exit that would take you to annapolis. there's a crash on the ramp. the beltway is open but that ramp toward annapolis is blocked. now to virginia, beautiful on 395 at duke street. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 5:12 is the time 40 degrees. >> still to come, a controversial application that apple is pulling from its online store. and something to play golf like tiger woods. >> mayor vincent gray has had a rough start but what does the public thinks? >> an entertainer whose work spanned generations is now gone. a look at the life of elizabeth taylor and reaction from those who welcome back to geico radio, it's savings, on the radio. hello uh george and lin a! george: hello mr. gecko! linda: so, we're such hugeanans _ george: of yours...and would be really honored... linda: ...if you would marry us. me? linda: yea! you just seem so smart...so _ george: british sounding. i'm not really qualified t
ABC
Jun 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
report in a few minutes. >>> prince george's county police are been getting a double homicide. two men shot at 7:00 last night in the 7900 block of wiggs rd. police believe two or three men may have been involved in the killing. there were seen leaving in a vehicle. police have no description of the vehicle. >>> police said a person of interest in the slaying of a maryland state trooper. sources tell us police believe this man shown in the surveillance video is the killer. wesley brown was shot and killed at applebee's restaurant in forestville. he was working security off-duty when he became involved in a dispute with that customer. >> i am glad they have him. lord have mercy on his soul. >> the trooper exported the man out of the restaurant after refused to pay his bill. 30 minutes later, brown was shot in the parking lot. his funeral is saturday morning in landover. >>> investigators are searching for two men whose sexually assaulted a woman early sunday morning in rockville near the intersection of aspen hill road. a woman was confronted by the men, who forced her into a wooded are
ABC
Feb 29, 2012 5:00am EST
only candidates on the ballot in virginia. rectifiers and seven prince george's county firefighters to the hospital. a news conference will be held to date to reveal the cause of friday's fire at an abandoned home in riverdale. there will also provide an update on two firefighters seriously injured. seven firefighters in total were injured when overwhelmed by far all. >> a driver in custody and a police offer recovering after a wild chase in alexandria. it started when the officer tried to make a traffic stop on duke street. and the driver took off and ran over the officer's foot. the driver caused two other accidents and then hit a gas pump before slamming into a pole. >> an emotional issue in virginia opponents outraged. the virginia senate passed a bill yesterday mandating abdominal ultrasound exams for women seeking abortion. it's different from the original version that would have required a more invisible to sound -- a more invasive ultrasound. >> it is very invasive whether it is internal or external. it takes away the stop for a woman to make a judgment. >> governor bob mcdo
ABC
Dec 22, 2010 5:00am EST
last night in prince george's county. a member of morningside council faced tough questions about her role in a corruption scandal. brianne carter is live at the police station with more on this story. >> good morning. a lot of discussion at the town council meeting last night. this investigation started when the police chief eugene mills noticed irregularities in the red light camera system. >> i am truly upset, the way things are going in this town. >> frustrated morning side residents reacted as councilmember regina foster spoke. >> i have never violated any laws or policies of the red light program. >> she was fired from her day job as a clerk at the police department after evidence surfaced as she was embracing red light camera tickets for herself and her husband'. that theattorney says chiefs was wrong. >> we would like to see the allegations. >> residents are taking sides. >> if anybody is under investigation, they don't need to be spending my tax dollars. >> she is being harassed and it has gone to far. -- too far. >> the police chief and mrs. foster say they will continue
ABC
Jul 8, 2009 5:00am EDT
for home buyers in prince george's county. there will be a new downpayment assistance program for people to buy foreclosed homes. it is aimed at stopping the erosion of home properties. >> two men will be recognized as the first combat casualties of the vietnam war. there will be a wreath laying ceremony today. the man died in 1959 -- the m en died in 1959. >> a national tour is being launched today and it bans gays in lesbians from serving openly in the military. this will be kicked off at the national press club today. >> the tough economy is forcing a popular georgetown restaurant to close up shop after 40 years. nathans restaurant has been a fixture in the district since 1969. the owner, carol joynt, just secured a new lease only three weeks ago. she made this difficult decision to call it quits. boiled customers are saddened by the news. >> it is like closing cheers. it's been like a cheers to everyone. people come in from all over the world. >> when we came, we know it has a history. >> nathans also has been a backdrop for noted question and answer sessions. the restaurant w
ABC
Sep 17, 2012 5:00am EDT
crisp, clean taste of our cranberries. i cannot tell a lie -- 'tis tasty. okay, george washington, did you take my truck out last night? 'tis tasty. >> i am dr. bruce, telling you about the lymphoma research , september 30, in northern montgomery county. . this is the web site at. >> good morning, washington. >> good morning. i am meteorologist jacqui jeras. it is a beautiful start this but we have some big changes by this afternoon. look at the satellite picture. have clouds and moisture to our south and west. that will be speeding our way, changes. watch for the clouds to increase by this afternoon. meantime, clear skies, which means it's a little cold. 48 at dulles, 52 in culpeper, 53 fredericksburg,. 60 in the district morning sunshine today with afternoon clouds. rain by late this afternoon, and temperature between 75 79. some severe storms possible tomorrow. now let's check on traffic with jamie. southbound on 270 about 85 is there there is a crash on the left side. that is sure to get jammed. that farther south germantown looks good. in rockville, this looks good at 355. there's
ABC
Apr 5, 2010 5:00am EDT
days at the detention center. michelle >>> obama will speak at the george washington university graduation next month. she issued a challenge that if they log one entered thousand hours of volunteer service, she would be the commencement speaker. the university has now met its goal. >>> 5:49. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. let's start off with the best news of the day. >> we love it. >> the weather. it was great over the weekend. there was pollen in the air. a few more clouds today. by midweek, which could be pushing 90 in some places. then it will pull back off. some thunder boomers could be in the mix. these are the cherry blossoms. you can see the washington monument and the background. the blossoms will stick around. last week was p. we could see storms on thursday etals.ould drop some padd -- last week was peak. east of the mounds, partly sunny skies and continued mild conditions. we hit 77 yesterday. mild this morning. 50's area why. 50 in winchester. bowie, 53. mild air across the eastern half of the united states. through this afternoon, we will be i
ABC
Oct 7, 2011 5:00am EDT
the fight against the boy. the boy's father is out of $20 million lawsuit now. >>> prince george's county serial attacker's women near the suitland metro station. women have recently been a long silver eel road in suitland. suspect attacked the women on three separate .ccasions in two incidents a suspect with gun approached a woman. was sexually assaulted. a second bannister get away. -- managed to get away. in the third case, the gunman ordered a woman into a 711 to get cash from an atm. she stayed inside the store and was not hurt. two army corps and denair others are ino morning, charged in bribery andion kickback scheme. argue they flight risks. all four accused of steering contracts in exchange for kickbacks to pay for houses, clothing, georgia, and airline tickets. authorities consider the case largestne of the federal contracting schemes ever. >>> bicycle parked outside metro stations have become prime targets for thieves. metro starting work on a cyclists peace of mind. construction corps started this a $400,000 bike and ride facility. this one is at college park metro stat
ABC
May 17, 2010 5:00am EDT
, prince george's police are on the scene of a crash. headlights are 95 northbound of newington's towards springfield and near the pentagon is in good shape. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> a water main breaks and water flowing down madhesi street. it came from a 12-inch water main that broke on pennsylvania avenue last night. the road was closed between 19th and 21st streets but has reopened. no customers are affected by this. >>> our top story, a highly anticipated murder trial is set to begin today. an attorney named robert wone was killed in dupont circle, but today three of his friends go on trial for charges related to the unsolved homicide. suzanne has details. >> last week the trio made the unexpected move of asking for a judge to hear the case. that's rather than a jury. the defense attorneys thought all the pretrial publicity would take a potential jury pool. the seamen face charges of attempted with a crime scene and obstructed justice -- the three men face charges. trying to prevent authorities from finding authoritieswho killed robert. dillon wardlaw, joseph price, and vic
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 5:00am EST
what led to the stabbing. >> prince george's county police investigating a shooting in suitland which happened just before 4:00 this morning in the 56oo block of suitland road. we don't know the condition of the victim or police have made an arrest. it's the illinois state senate has voted to legalize same-sex marriage. now the bill moves to the house. if it passes, eleanor will become the 10th state plus the district to allow same-sex couples to wed. -- illinois will become the 10th state. the governor says he will prove it. >> yesterday was amazing. >> it was awesome. >> sunshine makes me happy. >> a i think that is a song. >> i know you love it too. today the sunshine will go away and this afternoon. we will start the day with some of it and this will stick around through the noon hour. 37 degrees is our temperature this morning. 32 with the wind chill. the wind coming out of the south. even though the clouds will be moving in, temperatures will rise. a temperature at manassas of 27. culpeper, 30. in luray, we're not getting a report. 36 degrees in winchester, 31 in martinsburg, 30
ABC
Mar 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
montgomery prince george's county if, on the beltway. collision was all the inner loop near arlington boulevard but vdot has that moved. nothing complicated to the wilson bridge or the american legion bridge on. 66 is just fine. old georgetown road at executive boulevard, police have an accident. back to you. >> thank you. 5:11, 54 degrees at adelphi >> . house arrest not keeping the founder of wik oh dear.ea oh dear! ohh dear... i'm not sure exactly what happened here last night. i was out helping people save money on their car insurance. 2 more! you're doing it! aren't they doing great?! hiiiiiii!! come sweat with me! keep going richard. keep sweating!! geico. fifteen minutes could save you sweat! sweat! fifteen percent or more on car insurce. >> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington" with cynne simpson and steve cheveney. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> 5:13 on this monday morning as we check top stories. the soldier accused of killing 16 afghan civilians during a shooting rampage last week will meet with his attorney today. staff sergeant robert bal
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Jan 4, 2012 5:00am EST
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Jul 22, 2010 5:00am EDT
metrorail, normal service systemwide. no problems from park police along the george washington parkway, baltezore washington parkway, or the suitland parkway. looks good through rock creek park. no issues as far as district traffic. 295 looks good. kenilworth avenue, new york avenue looking fine. let's take you to virginia, 395 at the 14th street bridge, no problems. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> you know how long commutes can be around here. our region's commuter connection program has its latest data. the average commute is 16 miles and it takes 30-35 minutes. 25 percent of those surveyed said their commute is worse than a year ago. 62% say it is about the same. telecommuting and transit use are on the rise while driving alone is declining. how long does it take you to get to work? >> about 10 minutes at this hour. it would take a lot longer at a normal time of day. that is one advantage of this schedule. >> nobody on the road except us and the police. >> 77 degrees right now. >> still to come on this thursday, the founder of facebook on the social network's 500 milliont
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Jun 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
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Sep 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
. come in today or visit online at brayandscarff.com. >> in prince george's county a district heights police officer has been placed on administrative leave after the shooting the theft suspect. brianne carter is live at police headquarters with more. >> steve, investigators will be looking into what led to this police involved shooting. on thursday afternoon and district heights police officer arrested a suspect for the theft of a motorcycle. police say the officer identified as sgt johnny riley discharged a weapon to prevent kalvin kyle from escaping custody. he was shot in the back and was taken to the hospital. it's not clear if there was a struggle between the two. very few details released about what happened prior to the shooting. the sergeant has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. the suspect was taken to a local hospital. authorities will be looking into what led to all of this. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7. >> thanks so much. the presidential candidates and their running mates on the campaign trail today following the end o
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
george's county. the washington redskins recently announced their support for expanded gambling. >> october is breast cancer awareness month. you can fight against the disease by logging onto your computer. >> go to wjla.com/facebook and like our facebook page. for each one, we will donate a dollar to breast cancer research. >> 5 brooks laich 18 is the time. jacqui jeras is at the event at the starting line. -- 5:18 is the time. >> people are just starting to show up and get prepared for the 60-mile journey over the next three days. we are receiving some of the coldest air of the season for the district. we do have temperatures in the 30's across. parts of the across a freeze watch has been issued across much of our area, especially in virginia and maryland. a lot of these people will be camping overnight the next two nights. our forecast, partly cloudy skies today, breezy, 64. 61 saturday after waking up to temperatures in the 30's. 72 degrees on sunday. survivors who will be walking today have been talking with me. susan, this is your first year for the event. it's been an ama
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Oct 22, 2010 5:00am EDT
state highway workers were killed near the prince george's- charles county line. a third worker was injured. we are learning more about the men who died. mike conneen has the latest. good morning. >> investigators are still looking into this case this morning. the crash happened on route 228 nagao county line. two men were killed working on a highway. a 28-year old and a 28-year old. both are from silver spring and were killed. >> people have to make sure they are more careful. >> in the aftermath, the trash bags were being filled by three hwy workers mowing the grass and cleaning the median. they cannot get allen glade of an oncoming car. after 1:30 p.m. thursday 24- year-old yuri vielet lost control of his silver suv, lost control, clips, and brennan to the borders. he may have fallen asleep at the wheel. >> they were wearing protective -- reflective gear and had taken precautions. >> the hwy had to be closed down. >> i am sorry this equation happens like this. there were going about their business like you and me and lost their lives just like that. 228 is open. the driver was ta
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May 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
, arlington, alexandria, falls church, d.c., prince george's, broward county, points northward up 95 as well. if thunderstorms anticipated later today will be slow moving. if it will produce heavy rainfall. the combination of heavy rain and a slow-moving storm has the potential for a flash floods today. mainly clear skies right now. cloud cover this is southward. we will have sunshine and patchy fog for the north and west of the area. the radar screen will still isn't especially after 5:00 after there could be severe thunderstorms with potentially damaging wind up to 50 miles an hour and the potential for large-scale. a lot to keep an eye on later this afternoon and evening into tonight. with the cold front this evening, we are dissipating action into the nighttime. if today's high temperature is 90 degrees, muggy. a few scattered showers likely tomorrow with a cold front moving in. temperatures and humidity will drop. it will be more comfortable. highs in the mid 70's. i think we will get our official high temperatures for tomorrow after midnight. if tomorrow afternoon will be cooler t
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Jan 19, 2011 5:00am EST
. >>> breaking news, this is from prince george's county. firefighters responded to a far to discover three children trapped inside home in hyattsville. firefighters got the children out of the burning house. they are listed in critical condition. the flames broke out about 4:00 this morning in the 4700 block of 46 avenue. emerges the crews are still on the scene. we will bring you more as we get it. >>> a 15-year-old boy died after been hit by an suv on a busy road in landover. the teenager was struck around 7:00 last night at landover and dodge park roads. he was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead. the driver and stayed at the scene. the incident is under investigation. >>> only on seven, a fairfax county family reached out after saddling a $2 million lawsuits over the death of their son. >> salvatore culosi was shot and killed during a swat team rated in 2006. authorities say it was an accident. the family says they want someone to take responsibility. courtney robinson is live in fairfax with more. >> the morning. --good morning. yesterday we spoke with the family. they
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Jan 3, 2012 5:00am EST
tomorrow night at verizon. -- george mason beat william and mary. have a great day, everybody. >>> 28 degrees, 5:24 in rosslyn. the news continues. >> the new year means more delays or metro riders. we will explain what to look for in the coming weeks. >> voters go to the polls today in the all-important iowa caucuses. we will have a preview of who is leading the pack, coming up. >> the coldest air so far this winter moving into town. i will be back to talk ♪ ♪ [ woman ] i was ready for my trip, but my smile wasn't. [ female announcer ] new crest 3d white intensive professional effects whitestrips. it goes below tna enamel surface to whiten as well as a five-hundred dollar professional treatment for a transformation that's hard to believe. ♪ ♪ wow, that's you? [ female announcer ] new intensive professional effects whitestrips. and try 3d white toothpaste and rinse. from crest. life opens up when you do. [ female announcer ] they've been off limits to dieters since time began. not anymore. fiber one is bringing brownies back. at 9cacalories the only thing between you and choco
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Apr 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
prince george's county. protesters demanded to see the head of the county jail there. they are upset that a 26-rolled woman could be deported after she was arrested for selling phone cards from her apartment. a bar distracts her using a secure community partnership of federal immigration authorities and found she does not have the proper documents to stay in the united states. >> final tributes will begin today for a legendary civil rights activist dorothy height, who died last week. to oppose of the national council of negro women's headquarters on pennsylvania avenue from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. funeral will be held thursday at the washington national cathedral. there will be about 700 tickets for the general public. president obama has ordered the flag still flies at half staff that day. >> gov. martin o'malley will kick off his reelection campaign today. he and blue zemin to governable starter before second german baltimore later this morning. he will make stops in prince george's, charles, and montgomery county. they will stop in frederik and talha counties martin o'malle. >>> nodar
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Jul 8, 2010 5:00am EDT
of virginia lacrosse player. a judge has ordered police records in the case against george huguely of chevy chase to be unsealed. he is accused of killing yeardley love in may. the medical examiner says she was killed by a blunt force instrument to the head. >>> police investigating the murder of vanessa pham released surveillance video of her right to lakota. they believe she was driving the car out of the shopping center on june 27. -- her white toyota. they are not clear if she is alone in the car. >>> investigators are trying to figure out what led to a serious car crash in charles county at washington ave at shining willow way in la plata. a deputy hit a car with a woman and two children inside. the officer suffered bond life and injuries. >>> a developing story from california where an earthquake jolted the southern part of the state, 5.4 center near palm springs. a lot of nerves were rattled, but no reports of injuries or major damage. >>> still ahead on good morning washington on a thursday, more trouble for the gulf coast, another tropical storm, that could complicate the
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Jul 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
handed down against a person of interest in the murders of prince george's county mother and daughter. if the burned bodies of delores dewitt and her daughter ebony or found in a burning car in march of 2009. sources say that the man could be linked to the murders of another mother and daughter in january of 2009. >>> criterium state clinton says the u.s. and the gold will stand by afghanistan even as questions are being raised about the course of a war. she said that the west was committed to the struggle against extremism. >>> the tide might be turning for the gulf coast, 92 days after the oil started leaking. the oil slick is noticeably smaller and seepage is likely unrelated to the oil well. experts are not taking their eyes off the pressure gauge. john hendren has the latest from louisiana. >> these bubbles near the cap pose a mystery. >> you're looking for methane gas. >> to solve the mystery, bp engineers used sonar, seismic tests, d.c. cameras, and underwater robots. the company is analyzing those bubbles, looking for any integritdisruption in integritye cap. bp says looking u
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Apr 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >> she took the throne so long ago. good for her. >> king george was her dad right? from the movie ""the king's speech?' >> i believe so. >>> death threats were made against a 13-year-old singer in march shortly after quebec oppose the video when viable. the perpetrator threatened to kill her if the song was not removed from the internet. the threats were made to our production and management company. >> can you imagine all that at once? her video going viral and now getting death threats? she must be overwhelmed. >>> lent is considered the season of sacrifice. as one man in iowa who has pledged to live on beer and water. >> i like this. >> wilson is following the example of franciscan monks who did the same thing centuries ago. he swears that he has not cheated and has limited himself to five beers a day. wilson says that he lost more than 22 pounds and admits that he's looking forward to having some bacon on easter morning. >> my goodness. >> natural ingredients from the earth. you could live off that stuff. >> maybe you are too drunk to know that you are hungry. >> there you go.
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Jun 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
george's county, over an inch. three-quarters of an inch in gaithersburg. highly isolated downpours. today, low a deposing. increasing clouds and may be a stray shower this afternoon. -- low 80's today. >>> at kenilworth ave. on the beltway, construction is moving out of the way. traffic out of southeast d.c. is good into the district. coming out of southern maryland looks nice. if nothing in and out of baltimore going to the airport. 270, i'm giving you a yellow arrows. no accidents or 4 talha frederick into montgomery. 95 and 66 in virginia looking fine. looks fine on this camera on the beltway at colesville road. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> it is day 57 of the oil spill in the gulf of mexico. president obama is planning for its prime-time address to the nation. it is meant to show his command of the situation and it will come just hours after his fourth trip to that region. the oil is still pouring into the coastal waters. it is washing ashore as far away as florida. pamela brown has more on this. good morning. >> good morning. president obama continues his second day of h
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Jun 18, 2010 5:00am EDT
degrees on sunday it with sunny skies. >>> not happy on the northbound side of 495 in prince george's county. a paving project overnight is affecting traffic this morning because it is still in the roadway. the outer loop between st. barnabas and branch avenue, one lane is open. it will take you 40 minutes to get through that area. northbound route 5 branch avenue delays extend for over half a mile to go north on the beltway toward andrews. there's a crash after the work zone on the outer loop near andrews air force base. back to you. >> thank you. >>> day 60 of the oil spill in the gulf of mexico. the staggering figure, louisiana says the price tag could top $100 billion to clean up and to compensate the victims. angry lawmakers on capitol hill have taken aim at tony hayward. he apologized, but that did not defused the hostile atmosphere on capitol hill. now the latest. >> wave after wave of oil washes ashore in the gulf, but on capitol hill it was like a public flogging. >> the buck stops on your desk. >> hayward refused to admit wrongdoing. >> i have no evidence of wrongdoing. >> a
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May 23, 2011 5:00am EDT
on the george washington parkway. i love this. a beautiful picture. north of reagan national airport. also good on canal road, clara barton parkway is quiet. metro rail is on normal service. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 65 degrees 5:11. >> coming up, a long-distance call from the 200 miles up, a special message from the space shuttle endeavour. >> did metro transit officers assaulting a man in a wheelchair or did he assault them? that is the question. it's caught on video that's coming up. >> a huge cloud of ash could mean trouble for international curtis: welcome back to geico radio, it's savings, on the radio. gecko: and the next caller is doug from chico. doug: oh...hey there hey...! gecko: you sound like a happy man. doug: yeah yeah! i saved so much by insuring my motorcycle and rv with geico, i wrote a song about it. gecko: alright, let's hear it! curtis: yeah jam session! doug: one, two... ♪ (singing) i got my motorcycle ♪ ♪ and my rv now i gotmore money. ♪ vo: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >>> breaking news. one person is dead after a
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