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Dec 9, 2011 5:00am EST
rolling southbound out of germantown. it is moving very nicely. the george washington parkway, this is north of reagan national airport. they had a crash. back inside. >> thank you. it is 35 degrees outside. getting readyort a multimillion-dollar makeover. how am i impact a plan. the big changes on the way to twitter. the big changes on the way to twitter. thaton my journey across americ, i've learned that when you ass if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insururance. checking our stories. they have the second deadly years.g in five agunman shot and killed police officer at a traffic shot. was lot down what search for the gunmen. for a man toing sexually assaulting a woman in alexandria. she told police a man grabbed her. happened on east maple street. the ground.o is no word on the extent of the spirit and high school teacher and coach is a charge of with three of his students. j
ABC
Nov 29, 2010 5:00am EST
should be dropped by the time you arrive. >>> 5:01. corruption allegations in prince george's county. dozens of police officers have been suspended or sidelined, accused of committing crimes. >> this comes weeks after a federal investigation into the counties leadership. brianne carter is live with details on these developments. good morning. >> 46 prince george's county police officers have either been suspended or placed on administrative duties. documents show in 19 of the cases, investigators believe officers committed a crime and three of the cases are said to have a relationship to that federal investigation that led to the arrest of jack johnson and his wife. at least 10 of the suspended officers have been charged in court. at least nine are accused of criminal wrongdoing. that includes theft and sexual assaults. prince george's police chief says he is not backing down from holding people accountable whoo stepped.p most of these allegations are not approved. still, a number of people that we're talking about a dozen. reporting live, brianne carter. >>> an autopsy is being cond
ABC
Jun 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
traffic coming off the george washington parkway which is after this collision. northbound 395 is closed with this crash. it will back up severely from the pentagon. here comes some traffic as i was describing off the g.w. parkway beyond the accident. we will be back in less than 10 minutes with an update on this. now to news. >> the intense heat has forced a lot of people to change their plans. >> team coverage continues with brianne carter, live in dupont circle. >> good morning. at this hour, 5:00, it is warmer than it was at the end of the day at the beginning of the week. in dupont circle the temperature reaches 78 degrees. it will only get warmer. >> it is like an oven. >> it will be another sizzling day. >> it is heart. >> on this first full of summer, but heat advisory is still in place with the temperature is expected to climb to dangerous levels potentially. sweltering weather has forced some tourists to change their plans. >> we cannot do the museum's. >> it's not worth it. >> even the animals at the national zoo are finding ways to keep cool with obstacles. and the elephants
ABC
Mar 5, 2010 5:00am EST
along the george washington parkway. now to doug mckelway. >> thank you. >>> a spokesperson says john patrick bedell is dead. he's the man police say it opened fire outside the pentagon metro station last night. two pentagon officers were hurt but they are expected to be ok. we're learning new details about the suspected gunman and what may have motivated his violent attack. gail pennybacker hazmat late breaking details. >> we hope to hear at a 6:00 a.m. news conference from the pentagon police a little bit more about john patrick bedell. he is a 36-year-old man who has had some kind of a conspiracy theory fixation on what has happened at the pentagon since the september 11 terrorist attack. pentagon police say they do not believe this was an act of terrorm. john patrick bedell died after a gunfight with pentagon police officers. investigators are trying to figure out why the california graduate student walkedp to a security checkpoint and without a board suddenly drew a gun. >> he was very cool like there was no distress. he had no real emotion in his face. it is typical for someone
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
Sep 29, 2011 5:00am EDT
the 270. metro real is reporting normal service. we do not have any problems to report on the george washington parkway through southeast washington. our friends in the district say everything is pretty smooth. we are showing you through the fog bank here and there. pamela and cynne simpson, back to you. >> 5:10 and 67 degrees. >> coming up, the ipad has a new battle on its hands. the new device that could give the popular tabloid a new challenge. >> you can get your morning jolt for free this morning. >> a surge came as swept us off our feet. >> we will hear from local fire for pettitte -- firefighters man: my electric bill was breaking the bank. so to save some money, i trained this team of guinea pigs to row this tiny boat. guinea pig: row...row. they generate electricity, which lets me surf the web all day. guinea pig: row...row. took me 6 months to train each one, 8 months to get the guinea pig: row...row. little chubby one to yell row! guinea pig: row...row. that's kind of.trange. guinea pig: row...row. such a simple word... row. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online
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Nov 18, 2010 5:00am EST
just pretending. now i'm hearing about a crash on george washington parkway southbound on 123. if you're going south on the george washington parkway in a few minutes, watch out. if you're going to hit the road in a few minutes, look. you're not the only one. this is at n frederick. all stations are open. >> good news. 5:1045 degrees. >> coming up, the color revolution. a look at the all new nook. >> frustration growing among passengers. i'll explain after the break. >> but first, we'll have the atest on the f.d.a >> our top stories at 5:15. business as usual at metro's farragut station this morning. it is back open. it had been shut down after a chunk of concrete from the ceiling fell on to the platform. officials think it was caused by road work above the station. this is day two of jury deliberations in the trial of ingmar guandique, he is the man accused of killing former intern chandra levy back in 2001. the jury deliberated for six hours yesterday without reaching a verdict. and the food and drug administration is telling the makers of alcoholic energy drinks they have to pu
ABC
Nov 16, 2010 5:00am EST
the beltway near franconia. back to you. >> thank you. >>> begin in prince george's county for a corruption scandal -- the top ranks of local government. keeps growing. nine more people including three police officers face charges. this is days after the fbi arrested county executive jack johnson and his wife lesley. there could be more arrests coming up in the next few days. brianne carter joins us with the latest on these developments. >> good morning. on friday we heard that there were going to be more arrests. that proved to be true yesterday. nine more people were arrested, including three police officers. according to authorities, two officers are accused of being involved in tobacco and alcohol smuggling. another officer faces a gun and the drugs charges. federal authorities would not explain how, but they have said the cases are related to the crunch and allegations friday, investigation that led to the rest of county executive jack johnson and his wife. more arrests are coming. yesterday we hear from jack johnson. he said that he could not speak about the rest, but that
ABC
Jan 25, 2011 5:00am EST
central ave. prince george's county public schools plan to hand out of bottled water to students today. so the students should be aware they will receive bottled water so it should not be an issue for drinking water. back to you. >> thank you. >>> the last time we saw such a water main break was in 2008. that is when water flooded river road in montgomery county, leaving cars stranded. the river road waterman was 56 inches and released 35 million gallons. one monday in largo was 54 inches and released 50 million gallons. >>> in the district this morning, a man is fighting for his life after he was struck by a car next to the watergate hotel near the intersection of 25th and h streets nw at about 7:30. it's not clear if the man was in a crosswalk when he was struck. the driver stayed on the scene. the cause is under investigation. >>> police in prince george's county are hunting for suspects after another violent night. last night a man was shot and killed outside a convenience store in the 5700 block of silver hill road in suitland. the latest victim is the 15th homicide in prince geor
ABC
Jul 4, 2011 5:00am EDT
the capital region. goinglook and how that is to turn out. we go to brianne carter. >> for george and his family tore's only one place to be the fourth of july. >> the concert in the capital, notwould have to be insane to attend. a star-studded concert is on tap with big names such as s, steve martin, and others expected to perform. >> ♪ >> >> jimmy smits will host for the time. being in the nation's r this holiday is about much more than a show. >> i think about what the forward fathers put when they first wrote that document and what it all means. when you see the young people that come from walter reed in bethesda that have made sacrifices to keep those words in our minds, it puts it all in perspective for me. >> that perspective was shared visiting this weekend. it's wonderful. it's a great cultural link to see. there's so much diversity. it's overwhelming. culturalreat thing to see. >>> it's muggy outside. uncomfortable. temperatures the on the weatherbug network to give you a selection. 72 degrees in herndon, 70 in culpeper. 69 in brandywine. .8 in bowie 91 is the high tempera
ABC
Jun 30, 2011 5:00am EDT
washington boulevard. >>> of the day and suburban corruption scandal. today prince george county councilwoman leslie johnson will be in court. >> she is expected to plead guilty to federal charges. brianne carter has more. >> according to reports she could plead guilty later this morning. leslie johnson's court hearing is set for 10:00 this morning. the latest in this county corruption scandal. according to reports the councilwoman could enter a guilty plea this morning. he faces charges of evidence tampering and destruction of evidence. she is accused of having $79,000 in her underwear as the fbi raided her palace last november. under maryland law if she enters a guilty plea, will have to step down from her county council seat. however, according to "washington post her office sent out an e-mail yesterday inviting town residents to an event on july 23 with county leaders, indicating that perhaps she could still be in office at that time. last night her husband for county executive jack johnson entered a guilty plea. he is expected back in court for sentencing in september. her h
ABC
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
Jun 17, 2011 5:00am EDT
church road. quiet is and aspirin and sterling and tysons. a good run on the george washington parkway and 270 out of hyattstown. >>> 5:00 hour on this friday, 63 degrees. >> coming up, something surprising about facebook users. tal "the social network is changing expectations. >> that is why i was there. so i am in touch. >> more controversy on the campaign trail. host: could switching to geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance? did the little piggy cry wee wee wee all the way home? piggy: weeeeeee, weeeeeee weeeeeee, weeeee weeeeeeee. mom: max. ...maxwell! piggy: yeah? mom: you're home. piggy: oh,cool, thanks mrs. a. anncr: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more. >>> welcome back on this friday 5:14. plenty of heavy rain and lightning in the d.c. area last night. flooding in fairfax county. authorities of lamb a lightning strike for fire that heavily damaged a clinton home. no reports of injury. -- authorities are blaming lightning. >>> anthony weiner resigned yesterday in the wake of revelations that he sent a lude messages and pictures to several women. >>> the gre
ABC
Mar 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
in self-defense. newly released video shows and george zimmerman in police custody following the shooting. it is tough to verify whether he had injuries that he described to police. but roberts said that his brother told the truth. >> we are confident the medical records will explain all of george's medical history. robert zimmerman said his brother was also suffering from emotional trauma. he said george has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and will never be the same. the supreme court will determine the fate of president obama's a cure la today. 26 states sued over the provision that makes citizens purchase health insurance or pay a fine. they will decide whether the individual mandate its constitution andal. this court decision will be kept secret until june. mitt romney continues to rack up endorsements. paul ryan will endorse mitt romney today, one day after george h. w. bush also endorsed the former massachusetts governor. former florida governor jim bush has endorsed romney, but former president george w. bush remains neutral. 5:08 is the time on this fri
ABC
Mar 28, 2011 5:00am EDT
job. police in prince george's county are looking for the gunman who attacked the domino's pizza driver. >> it happened before 9:00 last night in the 6800 block of seat pleasant drive. john gonzales joins us from police headquarters with the latest on the investigation. >> good morning. the residents surged multiple gunshots. he was a delivery man for domino's pizza. he was a residenta resident of seat pleasant drive found him on the ground. police believe the man was shot at least one time. even though it is early, there's no official motive, it appears prince george's county police are leaning toward robbery. the gunman is still on the loose. as happens late last night at around 8:30. the third murder in the past four days in prince george's county. we had a spike in homicides early this year and that did seem to die down a little, but now this is at least the 23rd homicide in prince george's county. this man was simply delivering pizzas in the area when he was gunned down. john gonzales, abc 7 news. >>> as nato takes control of operations in libya, president obama is preparing
ABC
Nov 17, 2011 5:00am EST
across the bridge into the pentagon. there is a crash on george washington parkway south bound. they will haul it out of there soon. i will jump over to a picture of the traffic across the 14th street bridge. moving nicely. coming out of fredericksburg on route 3, he will be defeated by a crash on 95 northbound involving a tractor-trailer. >>> our top story on this thursday -- it has been two months since the start of the occupy wall street movement in new york. rallies are planned in the big apple and right here in the district. cots from the streets to the subways, all across the country, occupied demonstrators are planning a day of action. two months after the protest started. >> fighting for a brighter future. a future that does not look like the one we experienced. >> there is a growing group that is planning to march to the bridge. a protest which demonstrators called the deterioration of public infrastructure and services. >> thank god that there are so many people who are giving from their hearts. >> tens of thousands of protesters in new york city have show -- have a strong
ABC
Nov 4, 2010 5:00am EDT
beltway in virginia. eckhart is on fire near fed ex field in prince george's county. authorities are on the way. i have to show you our geico camera. it is what we do. this is 95 in springfield. that is it for traffic. >> thank-you, lisa. our top story this morning, a security scare near the national mall. a man is in custody this morning after police found several guns and ammunition in his car. it happened late yesterday afternoon outside the national air and space museum. >> police have yet to identify the man, but they are still trying to figure out why someone would have driven a pickup truck here along the national mall filled with firearms in part it here. >> it is crazy, for short. >> authorities say the security scare started wednesday afternoon when an officer noticed something suspicious inside this white truck parked outside the air and space museum. police immediately closed jefferson street between fourth and seventh street and even joy to people from the air and space museum. >> we were setting it up tonight. we told everyone to get out of the building. >> the bomb squad
ABC
Nov 11, 2010 5:00am EST
-- the pace on 270. >>> an officer under fire. prince george's county police are looking for a suspect who shot to an off-duty officer on the 8500 block of greenbelt road. courtney robinson has the latest. >>> this stems from an attempted robbery of a police officer. it was a very close call for him. he was not hit, but a bullet hit his jacket. it happened early this morning along greenbelt road. a plainclothes officer was getting out of his personal vehicle, a man approached and demanded his wallet. gunfire and was exchanged. the man fled. police are looking for him still. they are canvassing the area. as a precaution, the officers was taken to the hospital. he is ok. escort description of the attempted robber, we don't have one. europe has to call police if you have a information. courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >>> investigators are looking for the dunakin who shot and juvenile in southeast washington last night -- looking for a gunman. the juvenile was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. >>> adrian fenty is leaving office shortly in january with the lowest
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
Sep 11, 2009 5:00am EDT
developing story in prince george's cnty where a chemical explosion is being cleaned up. the blast happened inside a water treatment facility about 11:00 last night. a chemicals stored in a drum exploded, blowing out windows and doors and part of a while. no one was hurt. >>> after he his speech on wednesday, he will be heading to minnesota for a rally tomorrow. he has except the apology from the congressman who heckled him during the speech. >>> some local doctors are speaking out against the health care plan. >> shame on you. >> their protest on the national mall yesterday. they organize this rally and say they support health care reform but not the plan announced wednesday night. >>> government report said the base realignment plan will cost more than anticipated. the plan to relocate thousands of workers to thousands of sites. it will cost at least $2 billion to do with the traffic congestion caused by this realignment. more than half of that money would go toward road improvements. >>> a metro employee remains injured after being struck by a train. he was hit by a six-car trai
ABC
Jun 10, 2010 5:00am EDT
news from prince george's county. police are investigating a triple shooting. in oxon hill at 3:00 a.m. in the 900 block of marcy avenue. three people were shot. none of the injuries are life- threatening. it is not clear what led to the shooting. >>> in our top stories, investigators are searching for suspects in a triple shooting in northwest last night. two people -- i should say it was two people in two cars a shot at each other, two suffered a non-life threatening injuries near howard university campus. sources tell us it may have been a drug deal gone bad. >>> president obama me today with families of 11 people killed in the old rig explosion that led to the lil disaster in the gulf of mexico. -- oil disaster. the containment ship is capturing 15,000 barrels a day and it's reducing the time it takes to process claims of those affected by the oil spill. >>> a bomb exploded at a wedding party and southern afghanistan. the crowd was sitting down to eat when the blast occurred. 70 people injured. the bride and groom survived. no one is claiming responsibility. >>> a pretty fun st
ABC
Jun 14, 2012 5:00am EDT
as the george washington parkway. let's pull up a live picture of traffic heading to 495, this is 29, looks very quiet. now to adam caskey. >> there's low humidity today, comfortable. >> herurray. >> there's a beautiful shot of the georgetown waterfront with the lights on overnight, the lower left-hand side of your screen with some clouds over washington. early this washington sunrise at 5:42 a.m. 69 degrees at reagan national. 63 at dulles airport cooler off to the west, 49 in petersburg. 42 in elkins, 52 in cumberland. it is warmer to the east where we have clouds and near the water. 63 at dulles airport, 72 in quantico. but we are in the 60's for the most part in the suburbs -- and outlying suburbs in the 60's on this thursday morning. here's a look at the clouds pushing east. an easterly flow off the ocean. that is giving us clouds to start the day, especially east of the blue ridge. they are out there. not the thickest of clouds, but there are clouds to start the day. an area of low pressure is of short. high-pressure is in eastern canada. due to the flows around those systems,
ABC
Jan 7, 2011 5:00am EST
alleged police impersonator is in custody in prince george's county. he used a real prince george's county police cruiser in a scheme to stop people and then drop them. the suspect is a former layton's work police officer with a previous charge of impersonating someone in law enforcement. -- bladensburg police officer. >>> the u.s. command in or folk will be unlikely closed down. it's part of a much larger effort to freeze the pentagon's budget. tabla debut, and skype gets the whole gang involved. >> it announces new features at the consumer electronics show in las vegas. skype is adding a premium on service with a group video calling, letting 10 people talk at once. creating blue ray tv loaded with skype. dell has a tablet that is the ultimate social networking device. >> they do a lot of things die pad does not like it has two cameras, one in the front and one in the back. it weighs about 1 pound. it has guerrilla glasses from corning that makes its scratch resistant and very tough. >> they have not said how much it will cost. i am vinita nair. >>> 34 degrees on this friday mornin
ABC
Jan 15, 2010 5:00am EST
more details as they become available. >>> in prince george's county, police are investigating after a man was found dead overnight. police received a call to check on the welfare of a man who was lying in the 5400 block of water street. there was a trauma to his body and he was pronounced dead at the same. >>> john catoe is stepping down from metro. his retirement will let metro move beyond its current distractions. there was a series of accidents, some of them a deadly. jim graham said the board regrets catoe's decision and they have the board's full confidence. >>> a frederick man is charged with negligent driving after a fiery accident yesterday. a tanker truck overturned yesterday and burst into flames. the driver was able to get out safely. the accident caused massive traffic problems and delays. >>> it looks like conan o'brien will be making an exit from late night. his last show will be will be from today. this will allow jay leno to reclaim his old time slot. the show had been scheduled to go on hiatus about that same time. nbc is denying any final deals. it all came down to r
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Jun 18, 2013 5:00am EDT
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Sep 30, 2011 5:00am EDT
microsoft's business-oriented past. >> they have integrated multi >>> good morning. i'm george stephanopoulos at abc news headquarters here in times square. we're updating your regular program because abc news has learned anwar al awlaki who has been living in yemen. homeland security officials call him the most significant threat to homeland security has been killed. he's been tracked for months. ed there been a failed attempt in may. he got away. this time, we can confirm, that anwar al awlaki, the most dangerous al qaeda operative in the world today, has been killed. he's been linked to the 9/11 attacks. and in more recent years, linked to the ft. hood shooting. to the potential bombing in times square. and the failed underwear bombing in 2009. u.s. officials considered him, after the killing of osama bin laden, the most dangerous operative in the world. as we said he had escaped attacks in times past. he continued to be tracked by u.s. officials. and now, he has been killed. our chief investigative correspondent, brian ross has been tracking anwar al awlaki for years. and h
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Nov 24, 2011 5:00am EST
detained in egypt. how much longer he is expected to stay behind bars. >> actor george colony could be called as a witness in the trial of the italian prime minister silvio berlusconi. >> brian van de graaff is looking hey... there's mom! hey, let mom try. ready, go! ♪ ♪ yeah, rock on, mom! [ male announcer ] sometimes a hint is all the wrapping a gift needs. wait minute...i... [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] the lexus december to remember sales event is here, but only for a limited time. see your lexus dealer for exclusive lease offers on the 2012 rx 350 and, as a gift from lexus we'll make your first month's payment. >>> very good morning to you. happy thanksgiving. 5:12. welcome back. keeping an eye on traffic and weather. very calm. temperatures in the 30's northwest of town. 43 downtown, 41 at dulles airport, 43 in lexington park. a light breeze. gusts around 10 or 15 miles an hour. they will subside this afternoon. here's a look at the wind right now, not impressive. highs yesterday morning in the 60's. clear skies today, highs in the upper 50's. >>> at the wilson bridge right
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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
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Sep 8, 2011 5:00am EDT
latest. >> there are some flash flood warnings for east of town, charles, prince george's, and anne arundel until 5:15. roadways are affected. we have a flood warning for rivers and tributaries all across the metro area. on top of that there is a flood watch for the entire region as we have showers through the morning. showers continue in la plata into prince george's county. and st. mary's in to calvert county showers continue lifting from the south. in colombia, 9 inches of rain since this began. over 7 inches in bowie, up 6.8 in landover, 6.4 in waldorf. watches and warnings in place through the morning. mostly cloudy skies with showers off and on, becoming heavy at times. less chance of showers tomorrow. more isolated by the weekend and a little warmer with sunshine. >>> portions of marlton and la plata are dealing with water. upper marlborough water street under water. be careful on the inner loop of the beltway near rockville pike jackknifed tractor-trailer accident with one lane getting by. 50 closed in maryland between 202 and new york avenue due to deepwater. westbound 50 t
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Feb 22, 2012 5:00am EST
in the uva murder trial. a jury will begin deliberating the fate of george huguely, and charged with murder of his ex- girlfriend yeardley love. brianne carter is live in a satellite center and joins us with the latest. >> good morning. now the jury will begin deliberations in just a matter of hours from now. after two weeks of testimony that was emotional, we saw jurors and the prosecution crying. the jury will have to decide if george huguely is intended to kill this ex-girlfriend in may of 2010. he admits they had a heated encounter. duringmedical experts from both sides offered contrasting views on how the woman died. prosecutors say that he banged her head against a wall after kicking in the door. however, the defense argues that she suffocated in her pillow. he faces first-degree murder as well as five other charges. jurors were given the option of second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, and involuntary manslaughter. there's also the possibility they could find him not responsible for anything, no wrongdoing. if convicted, he could face anywhere from one year to life
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Nov 30, 2010 5:00am EST
and suspects are no longer students as dunbar. >> prince george's county councilmember is accused of assaulting a county employee. reportedly he shoved heupld and cursed him. he says bland got angry with him for starting a meeting without her. the chairman of prince william county board of directors says he is considering running for u.s. senate. on news talk yesterday corey stewart said he may run for the seat held by jim webb. that would likely pit stewart against george allen. >> turning now to today's "tech bytes" donkey kong is back and xbox wants to take over tv. >> microsoft wants to play a bigger role in the living room holding talks with tv networks about trading a new subscription service for the x box video game console to rival other he was. donkey kong is back. anyone denied dough has a new game called donkey kong country return. they say it feels like the arcade classic. >> you are jumping over obstacles, collecting bananas, shooting yourself across the screen. a lot of fun. takes you through a lot of varied environments. a great family and not serious game. >> it is
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Mar 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
prince george's county intra d.c. officers spotted the suspect in a carjacked vehicle at eastern avenue and ridge road. officers tried to pull over the suspects but the car rammed into a police cruiser. two officers had minor injuries. the suspect spilled out at 43rd street and south dakota avenue and in northeast d.c. police found a handgun inside the car. >> there's a new twist in the death of trayvon martin. surveillance video shows george zimmerman handcuffed being escorted into the police station after the shooting. >> briannewhat is notable is what the video does not show. brianne carter has more. >> we are hearing from people close to the case as they speak out for the first time. for the first time in this video obtained by abc news, we are getting a look of the man accused of shooting 17-year-old trayvon martin. here you see george zimmerman wearing director are red sweatshirts that witnesses described. zimmerman said the shooting was in self-defense. his lawyers say the teenager attacked zimmerman bashing his head on the sidewalk and breaking his nose. but there's no vi
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Apr 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
on normal service. now to news. >> breaking news. in prince george's county, police are on the scene of an officer involved shooting. it happened in the 3100 block of good hope avenue in temple hills. this is video just in. police are not releasing information on injuries or what led to the shooting. we have a crew on the scene and will bring more informations as we get it throughout the morning. >> will start with developments in the trayvon martin investigation. yesterday the special prosecutor announced george zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder. >> late last night and turned himself into authorities in sanford, florida expected to be in court this afternoon. brianne carter has reaction to the rest. >> good morning with. this has been a case that has captured the attention of people across the world. each of them watching to see what would happen. now many will watch as this plays out in court. the process begins just hours from now when zimmerman goes before a judge for the first time. the 28-year-old is behind bars, charged with second-degree murder for the deat
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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
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Aug 3, 2011 5:00am EDT
george's county's liquore board is expected to approve a new rule regulating the delivery of the alcohol. deliveries can only be made by those 18 and older. the liver recipients must be at least 21 -- delivery recipients must be at least 21. >>> still ahead on "good morning washington", the dc 9 make it four in a row. >> spoiler alert. how "2 1/2 men" might >>> wednesday morning. adam caskey in the weather center. good news. good news in terms of the drought. if you are looking for the sunshine today then i do not have the greatest news. live super doppler 7 given us some soaking rain that we need this morning. moving from the northwest to the southeast. this is the edge of the shower action moving towards our area. temperatures shown in yellow. 84 and the district. 79 in leesburg. 75 in gaithersburg. rain stretching up to pennsylvania. that will move into maryland. morning showers today then a break in the action at lunchtime. afternoon storms of likely to develop, some of which could become stronger. near 90 for the high. cloud cover tomorrow. another look at the 7 day forecast
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Aug 14, 2012 5:00am EDT
which d bring a casino to prince george's county. the full house is expected to resume debate this afternoon. brianne carter has more. >> later today, house lawmakers onmaryland could vote not to expand gambling. night the house committee passed a bill that allow table games and maryland's existing casinos and casino in prince george's county, likely at national harbor. at the economic impact , pretty hard for to say no to that. >> opponents have been working to defeat the bill. the group does not want a casino in their backyard and are using possible to get that delegates.their >> on the ground, in annapolis, mail, and lisa is blogging.in >> prince george's county firefighters investigating the fire in cheverly. the 6200 block of landover a fire yesterday afternoon? . woman unconscious extinguishing the fire. died at a hospital if. waiting to hear about the cause of death. the fire impacted three other apartments and displaced 11 people >> . verizon prepares to release a on widespread failures of its 911 backup system during the june derecho storm if. post reportsgton verizon offi
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Aug 25, 2009 5:00am EDT
george's county. >> for some, it could be the first day back in a classroom. courtney robinson has more on it scheduling mix up. >> absolute confusion, according to stevens yesterday. the message for statins today, show up to schools. there is no promise the students will be sitting in a classroom. no schedule, no classes. they worry if another school day it will be spent in the gymnasium. she is one of about 8000 prince george's students who sat around waiting. beacon -- the computer system failed to upload schedules. >> it is absolute chaos in there. they are overbooked. they're trying to work to get these kids schedules. they are having a problem. >> of the glitches did not end there. one boy waited at a bus stop that never came. parents and students are frustrated, wondering how this happened and if today will start the school year right. >> the computer is down. nobody can gets nothing. don't make no sense. >> this computer glitch happened that a majority of the high schools in prince george's county. they are working to fix this issue. no timetable on when everything will be
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Dec 10, 2010 5:00am EST
in landover near belle haven drive. now courtney robinson is live at prince george's county police department. batman is in the hospital this morning in stable but serious condition. officers say that he tried to rob a woman and then fired shots at them. it happened around 9:00 last night in landover outside the 7- eleven store near fedex field. a woman called 911 setting betsy was being robbed. officers found two men on the scene. seen asthem fled the police were searching. -- scene. none of the officers were injured. officers found the other man a short time later. officers are trying to determine whether or not he was involved in the initial robbery. the man in custody in the hospital is awaiting charges. we will bring you more as it develops. courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >>> prince george's county police officers are back on duty. a washington post panel that reviews officer involved shootings decided to return them to duty. this is part of an effort to clear the officers and put them back to work. >>> a fashion designer from the va has been found dead in a new york hotel. 33
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Feb 9, 2012 5:00am EST
home in prince george's county and now police are trying to find his killer. this happened before 10:30 last night on 61st place in riverdale. the victim was sitting on his porch when two people approached. they were wearing masks and dark clothing. the suspects of the man and then took off. the victim later died at the hospital. it's not clear what led to the shooting. >> and tragic case of irony for local paramedic who found himself needing medical assistance after falling from 395 yesterday while he was on he wascall near sao glebe road -- while he was on a separate call on south glebe road. >> he's in critical condition at washington hospital center. you can see how far he would have fallen down to the ground below. he begins to recover in the hospital and fellow firefighters and police are trying to figure out what happened. >> i pray to god that he will be ok. >> alexandria fire fighters returning from rescuing him from the cold waters of four mile creek. before 6:30 yesterday morning he was part of a corresponding to a car fire on 395 north near glebe road. some point that out of
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Apr 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
on the george washington parkway. a live picture springfield traffic, moving smoothly. left side is the headlights northbound 95. redmetro rail is reporting the first trains on normal service. now to adam caskey in the weather center. >> we are on the edge of clouds today. mostly sunny. but the high, thin clouds will be clipping us throughout the day. they are in ohio and west virginia right now. some of that will skim across the metro area. it's really sunny day overall. the farther south you travel in washington, the more cloudy. even a few showers from richmond into north carolina. in our viewing area, looks dry today. 50 the district right now, 46 in culpeper, 45 in winchester. cumberland 43, 42 in hagerstown. mostly sunny, 62 this afternoon. sunshine tomorrow, but breezing. >> and the report finds that metro has serious various for riders with disabilities. two california ergonomics consultant compiled a report using a test wheelchair to travel from takoma to dupont circle. they say the system had a lack of anchors for wheelchairs fast-closing doors elevator outages, and gaps a
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Dec 28, 2011 5:00am EST
may help track down the thieves. we are at prince george's county police headquarters with the latest on the investigation. >> these break-ins have been happening since november in the cheverly area. police open new video is there a clue to catch ining the crooks. this moment is the latest victim. >> i am a little upset that they heard mighy -- >> the suspect knocks on the door and when no one answers, he grabs a propane tank and smashes inside. it happens during broad daylight. he is in the house an hour-and- a-half and then come back later with two more suspects. >> police are hoping you can help them learn batman's real identity. one of them was trying to do sell a stolen computer and was seen driving this silver vehicle. >> i would feel so much better if he were arrested. >> the suspects tried to use a stolen credit card at a seat pleasant gas station. if you have information, call police. >>> 43 degrees. >> still ahead the countdown to next week's iowa caucuses, how the candidates are campaigning before the big event. >> and a close call for customers in south carolina. what caus
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Feb 8, 2012 5:00am EST
. >> attorneys are close to having of full jury pool for the uva muderrder trial. george w. huguely charged with killing his ex-girlfriend. >> lawyers from both sides have settled on a group on which they will choose 12 jurors and three alternates. 28 candidates will return this morning. by the afternoon, they could be hearing opening statements. it was another long day in the charlottesville court room for the family of yeardley love, killed days before her college education. and for george w. huguely the process has been drawn out in part by the nature of the questions posed by those called. >> it teaches you to take a stand when you're in a situation like that, when your friend is in a situation like that. >> prosecutors want to know if prospective jurors have had their lives touched by domestic violence. they contend george w. huguely kill his ex-girlfriend and a drop in a fit of rage. defense attorneys to another tack, how do they regard college athletes? both were members of the lacrosse team. >> the they are right to have a fair trial. that is the process. >> it a college tow
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Feb 15, 2012 5:00am EST
god on saturday. prosecutors are expected to finish their case against george huguely today. medical experts testified yesterday that his ex-girlfriend yeardley love died from injuries caused by blunt force trauma. they also refuted defense claims that alcohol and prescription drugs played a role. togeorge huguely start with killing her in 2010. we are seeing progress on efforts to extend payroll tax- cut. yesterday the house and senate came to a tentative agreement. brianne carter is live on capitol hill with the latest. >> yesterday the president urged congress to pass the measure without drama or delay. now appears tense negotiations back and forth and a deal may be in the works. congress is nearing a deal on the payroll tax-cut extension. >> i think the idea is to get it off the table so we can move on to other issues. >> under the agreement reached by house and senate leaders,% payroll tax cut would be extended through the end of the year. that would add $40 extra in the average paycheck. $1,000 per family over the entire year. >> the most important thing is that we get this don
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Sep 10, 2009 5:00am EDT
, northbound on the george washington parkway. the damage vehicle was moved on to the shoulder. southbound on the george washington parkway, nothing to report. let's see. here we are live in the district. we're could on the george washington parkway north of reagan airport. no issues on the dulles toll road. this is traffic on the 95 corridor in virginia. is is to get up towards the pentagon. nothing to report on 66. route 4, route 5, 228 is uneventful. we will say about the defense of the wet weather. >> a lot of alliteration going on there. we have some sprinkles up t 270 corridor and up towards martinsburg. there will be a better chance for some increased intensity. temperatures -- we're mainly in mid 60's. belt so, 65. we may get to near about 70. -- belts stilville, 65. this will start to move west word. it will bring some of the heavier moisture that has been along the coast more in line with our area. mostly it later in the day, late afternoon and evening. cloudy near 60. tomorrow, rain will be less intense. saturday begins a little gray. may be a morning show or. it loo
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Mar 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
the arrest of george zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot a teenager. >> this man has not been arrested for killing my son. >> everyone who is holding the legacy of trayvon and making sure he did not die in vain, i would like to say thank you. >> a shooting as our national outrage. according to an orlando newspaper, police documents appear to support zimmerman's claim that he fired in self- defense. a former montgomery county pasteurella admitted he sexually abused a young girl will be sentenced today. joe ivey could spend a for your years in jail after pleading guilty to having sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl. he was senior pastor joe ivey before resigning last september. the abuse started in 2009 and lasted about two years. still ahead customers went to lottery counters is today hoping to get a winning ticket. find out if anybody is lucky enough to win. and a proposal to let people pay to name highways and bridges in virginia. first another check on traffic >> coming up, taking traffic and weather, starting with steve rudin. a little warmer than this time yest
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Apr 21, 2010 5:00am EDT
america this morning. >> moments away, new questions about the beating in prince george's county after missing security tape shows up with a gabon it. >> also, airplanes are taking off overburden for the first time in nearly a week. >> a cloudy and cool start to this wednesday. some rain before the day is over. good morning washington begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7's good morning washington, on your side. >> good wednesday morning. i am doug mcelway. >> i am natasha barrett. we begin with traffic and weather every 10 minutes. brian van de graaff has more on the rain. >> its entering right now. a little light rain this morning. that will pick up in the midday. it will be gentle. a 10th of an inch or quarter inch. maybe a half inch in some spots. western loudoun county to parts of fauquier county and up and down the shenandoah valley. temperatures this morning in the 40's and 50's. low 70's this afternoon. sunshine returning tomorrow. we will have more on that in a moment. first to lisa baden. happy holidump day. >> there was overnight construction on the beltwa
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Mar 16, 2012 5:00am EDT
news. police have found a 9-year-old boy that was kidnapped by his mother and from prince george's county yesterday >> . they went missing yesterday morning from upper marlborough. john gonzalez joins us in prince george's county with breaking details. >> police tell us if this happened a few hours ago. the boy and his mother, who does not have custody, were found at an airport in reno, nevada. sylvia garcia was immediately detained. charges are pending. silvia garcia. the mercedes that police believed was used to abduct the lowboy was found abandoned. the woman is seen walking hand in hand with wuilbert garcia taking him out of school and she never brought him back. >> that's bad. >> a statewide amber alert was issued for the missing third grader. this is the woman behind the abduction. his non custodial mother. >> he was not supposed to be in the custody of his mother. his father was the person that was supposed to be picking him up. >> garcia tepco son out of dodge park elementary in landover clamming he had a doctor appointment. his father showed up to 3:00 p.m. and the little
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Jan 12, 2012 5:00am EST
prince george's county to frederick county. but we will have residual cloud cover to the morning. 46 in washington. the 37 in inwood, 38 in cumberland, 42 in woodbrige. highs in the upper 50's this afternoon. \ becoming partly cloudy. chance of a brief wintry mix tonight or a light coating of snow by early tomorrow morning. tomorrow much colder and gusty. >> on the inner loop after springfield and before the robinson terminal, there's a crash in the right lane. the allen lew after the dulles toll road, is separate crashes and the right lane. -- the al the popouter loop. not bad at the pentagon except for wet roads. back to you. >> thank you. beginning this morning with the search for a man wanted in two home invasions in montgomery county. >> neighbors are reminded to keep their homes as security after one attack in wheaton and another in bethesda. jummy olabanji has the surveillance picture that could lead to an arrest. what do you know this morning? >> good morning. what we know this morning is montgomery county police are looking for this man in two cases they believe are connecte
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Oct 21, 2010 5:00am EDT
news. prince george's county officers are seeking a suspect in a shooting. it happened on kennebunks street. the victim was shot once. the bullet grazed his upper body. the suspect drove off in the beckum's car. they are looking for a chevy kobolds. -- chevy cobalt. >> a state trooper was hit by a car while investigating a separate accident. the trooper got in his car, chased the vehicle, and arrested the driver. no word on any charges at this time. >>> our other big story this morning, day three of the cha ndra levy murder trial. they are trying to seat a jury. there is not an easy task. >> the latino gang is playing a critical role in the trial of an accused killer. his possible link to the gang is challenging the first step of seeking an unbiased group of jurors. one prospective juror said he thought gang members might harm him. >> that is a violent bank. they are very dangerous. >> another obstacle, finding jurors who had no prior knowledge or opinions of the case. >> everybody wants to know what happened. >> there is extensive, international media coverage. prosecutors have a th
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Feb 8, 2011 5:00am EST
annapolis and another in prince george's county, the beginning of a list of hearings or pepco. senator barbara mikulski is pushing for new utility standards in the wake of all these problems. reporting from pepco headquarters, pamela brown, abc 7 news. >>> the issue of same-sex marriage will be in the spotlight at the maryland state house. at 11:30 this morning, a gay rights activists will hold a news conference in support of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. a senate panel will hear testimony this afternoon. supporters and opponents plan to speak at that hearing. >>> we should find out what that to last year's massive recall involving millions of toyota vehicles. the government plans to release the findings of an investigation into what caused cars and trucks to suddenly accelerate. tokyo this as an electronics problem was not to blame and that its vehicles are safe. >>> prince george's county police investigating a deadly head on collision. two vehicle slammed into each other before 10:00 last night along north keys road in brandywine. one driver killed and the other inju
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