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Jun 18, 2013 5:00am EDT
$51 million in donations. >> jury selection resumes today in the florida trial of george zimmerman. the lawyer for the neighborhood watch volunteer is grilling potential jurors on issues of race. zimmerman is hispanic. he says he shot trayvon martin in self defense. this is the second week of jury selection. >> 71 sticky, human degrees. >> ahead of 5:30, you may soon have to ease up on that gas >> ahead of 5:30, you may soon have [ male announcer ] gas erica haa rough day. there was thiand this. she got a parking ticket... ♪ and she forgot to pay her credit card bill on time. good thing she's got the cititi simplicity card. it doesn't charge late fees or a penalty rate. ever. as in never ever. now about that parking ticket. [ grunting ] [ male annonouncer ] the citi simplicity card is the only cardcahat never has late fees, a penalty rate, or an annual fee, ever. go too iti.com/simplicity to apply. it's for value seekers. for spicy italian lovers. for veggie eaters. for meatball dreamers. for everyone who wants more of what they love. the new $4 lunch. a 6 ininch b and 21 ounce d
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Aug 6, 2010 5:00am EDT
. most of the outages are in northern virginia, roughly 18,000 people. prince george's county in the same vicinity of 18,000 outages at this hour. we will continue to update the numbers. >>> alexandria took the brunt of the storm damage. a local emergency declaration. the mayor is pleading with people to stay off the streets or clean up people could get to work this morning. a long way to go. suzanne kennedy has more. >> the storm blew in during rush hour, wreaking havoc in alexandria. >> looks like this place has been bombed. >> trees crashed onto a busy bw parkway. >> pretty scary. it went over the roof where i was sitting. >> i think i will be here awhile. >> flights were grounded at reagan national, as heavy rains fell and high winds whipped through the area. the may terminal suffered a partial power loss -- the main terminal. major roadways were shut down at the height of the commute. scars backed up everywhere. >> lightning struck. the storm split more than six trees on vernon street. >> there's one over there and another one. >> they had to cut their way out. >> with a chainsa
ABC
Jul 16, 2013 5:00am EDT
preparing as crews begin to shut off water in prince georges county for three days. >> we want to get out to john gonzalez with everything you need to know. john. >> jimmy and scott, live at the national harbor, that will be one of the areas affected here. this will be one of the affected areas for crews today. not only will they have to dig a road underground to get to this pipeline, then, they're going to have to remove the pipeline. that's where the problem begins. if you live in these areas, we want to show you were the trouble spots will be. temple hills and oxen hills. those are the areas that will be starting at some point today. crews, strongly urging residents to start stocking up on water as soon as possible. a section of 54-inch pipe is rapidly breaking. a monitoring system started giving warning signs on friday that a number of wires on the pipeline were failing. the problem spots seen here is located inside the beltway. more importantly, the water restriction will be for a very large area here in southern prince georges county. emergency services this morning are working
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
investigators. maryland, prince george's county delegate tiffany alston onl go on trial today that she can reduced pay for funds to wedding expenses. the democrat was convicted of from the general assembly. that was to pay an assistant at firm.w no sentencing on that until after this trial is completed. >> the family of a missing teenager say that was found at a park. police are not releasing any details. gonzalez is live at woodson high school where he was a student. >> grief counselors will be here at woodson high school today. a few days ago we spoke with glenn's family, frustrated about how the case was going. today they tell us they believe n was the boy found in woods. not far from where 17-year-old glenn's car was found a beenago, his body has trail.ff a popular >> he had a future ahead of him. know why he has any or harm himself for any reason. >> hundreds of classmates, friends, and strangers have been searching for any clues. one of those volunteers stumbled park. a young man in the fairfax county police have the same spot last not see the body in the woods. so young. i cannot be
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
Oct 8, 2013 5:00am EDT
you're familiar with the rare in prince george's county. we don't know anything related to possible injuries or in terms of the investigation, there are a number of firefighters and first responders who remain on the scene. it appears the fire may be out at this point, but we're back about a block from where the fire is actually happening. we will stay out here and we will have an update for you at 5:30 this morning. back to you. >> thank you very much, brianne in a. we will check back in in just a little bit. overnight, fire damage in an apartment building in gatorade. this broke out -- in gaithersburg. the building was heavily damaged. 20 residents are now homeless. the red cross is helping them out. no reports of any injuries. >> police have now identified the man who they say set himself on fire on the national mall. he is 64-year-old john constantino of mount laurel, new jersey. miss police say when they arrived at the scene, they found him with significant burns. he later died. it is still not clear why you said himself on fire. >> it is day eight now of this government shutdo
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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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Oct 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
enemy and prince george's county. governor o'malley issued a boardent saying the less than 20 ballots were issing a page containing key as expandedch .ambling, sex marriage >> turning to the presidential day for, another busy president obama. be in tampa, florida. then denver. richmond for a then to.ent and chicago to. but first lady michelle obama in los angeles and on jimmy kimmel live tonight. mitt romney is on the road holding a campaign event in ohio today. crisscrossing that state. n the in virginia will rallies in .harlottesville and bristol >> new revelations that sniper , 10 years after the sniper shootings, he said he was sexually abused by his accomplice john allen mohammed. he said in happen from when he years old until he was arrested. the felt a sense of shame and that it took years for him to come to terms with the abuse. john allen mohammed was malvoed 2009 and lee boyd sentence. a life >> the school system in montgomery county will consider implementing a later start times for the highs schools after a push from parents. they are skeptical that such a measure would pa
ABC
Apr 9, 2010 5:00am EDT
those power outages are in prince george's and anne arundel counties. if you have no power, the crews will be out there today. there will try to get people back on line. it will be a big cleanup. all of the branches from this strong wind and rain. yesterday was the pollen, but today it is the leaves and branches. >> thank you. >>> 5:03. we're following developments from west virginia. rescuers are continng their search for the missing miners. crews are also pumping nitrogen into that mind to try to flush out toxic gases. high levels of gas is forced rescue teams to cut short rescue mission yesterday. emergency supplies are beginning to run out if the miners made it to a refuge chamber. >>> a u.s. air force aircraft has crashed killing three members. several other people on board. the militants shot down the aircraft. nader said the crash is under investigation. -- nato said the crash is been under investigation >>> a man slipped into an airplane bathroom to smoke a garette. he was on his way to check on a terrorist who was arrested after 9/11. >>> president obama is on his way home to
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Sep 30, 2013 5:00am EDT
, grab a jacket. in for a georges week ahead. even warm temperatures. 48 in gaithersburg this hour so nothing warm about that. 49 in dulles, 46 in manassas, 46 as well in martinsburg and 59 downtown. later on this afternoon skies will be partly cloudy, temperatures 72-77, but really warming up into the 80s by the middle of the workweek. jacqui jeras will be back in just a few minutes with that seven-day forecast. but for now let's turn things over to amanda meadows who's got a look at this monday morning's commute. good morning. >> good morning, eileen. we had our traffic tracker out on the roads manning things and feeding us back information. he actually just arrived on scene at that crash on the 7 southbound. looks like he's headed down 97 and moving right along at this time. now, as i told you before all travel lanes on 97 are open, but we've got that off ramp for route 32 in anne arundel and maryland closed down. this is going to be due to a crash working there involving tractor-trailers, we're getting reports that that has got the off ramp for route 32 westbound. west falls churc
ABC
Jun 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
gonzalez, abc 7 news. >> prince george's county dropping chargesgh against two 18-year-old young gang rape of a woman the week before christmas. park woman was walking the greenbelt metro station when she was attacked beaten. >> and we're learning more about drove a gasoline- soaked deep into a building -- jeep. charles ball was arrested after drove into a connecticut avenue building. he will remain in jail until its next hearing. >> it is 77 degrees. >> we have reaction to the u.s. supreme court ruling on obama's health care law. over reform is far over. >> and how far would you go for smartphone? the result of a study from t- mobile. >> checking traffic and weather. follow oure you to page as well. look for updates let's happy friday. severe storms near baltimore this morning. keep that in mind if you are going up 95. we have some showers and storms northeast of there. strong storms possibly later on today developing in the shenandoah valley and blue ridge .nd drifting eastward so we could see strong storms afternoon and into the evening. today will be hot and sticky. 79 currently i
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Apr 15, 2013 5:00am EDT
resume a full schedule later this week. >> congratulations in order for former president george w. bush. >> the 43rd president became a grandfather on saturday when his became ajanna -- jenna mother this weekend. the child is named margaret laura. the family could not be happier. >> & they will call the baby mela for short. >> i love having a family name. what do you have for us, jacqui? >> not a bad day, but not fantastic. we could use a little rain and it is spring. april showers. we have some light rain showers. that will not amount to much, but it will be damp. a little misty at times of the metro. 58 degrees desired temperature. a pretty warm start. yesterday we were about 10 degrees or 15 degrees colder. the clouds and nine holes in the warmth for us. -- at night. it's 54 degrees in gaithersburg, 50 in frederick, 56 in martinsburg, 57 in quantico, 56 in lexington park. live super doppler shows light rain. a lot of this is not reaching the ground. we have a little light rain pushing towards frederick and gaithersburg. dry in much of fauquier county. a little more steady rain
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 5:00am EST
figure out what sparked a fire at a duplex in prince george county in the 5600 block of 24th place. a person will live in the house suffered cardiac arrest and went to the hospital. no word on a person's condition. several pets were rescued from the scene. jury selection begins tomorrow in the trial of a former culpeper police officer accused of murdering an unarmed woman. daniel harmon-wright was indicted in may and then fired from the police department. he shot and killed a 54-year-old patricia cook last february. he was responding to a suspicious person call when he approached cook in a catholic school parking lot and shot her seven times. all looking at 33 degrees. much more to come. we will have the latest on the terrorist attack in algeria which involved dozens of hostages. why there are a lot of unanswered questions still this morning. and some inauguration fax to share with you. stay with us. >> ♪ ♪ >> that the sound of the grambling state marching band. they traveled to the nation's capital from louisiana. they played on the national mall sunday night. it's one of two
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Apr 1, 2011 5:00am EDT
maryland, county, southern prince george's county, northern calvert county. notice the yellow areas annapolis and laurel, moderates alice in yellow. e north near the line, the white is not an april fool's joke. that is a little snowfall near pennsylvania line. temperatures today will climb to below 50's. 52 is the high temperature this afternoon with the clout of spinning -- clouds thinning. >>> looks good at the roosevelt the tidal basin. there were substantial basins the cherry blossoms area yesterday. 95 headed through springfield and up to the beltway, looks good. 270 out of germantown, there's but no major problems. now to news. >>> we begin with the winter away.on't go a storm could dump 6 inches in the northeast and new england. storm system spawned florida that caused damage and reach tablets at an air show. t in al have more on tha live report in a few minutes. schoolharles county arrest, accused money meant for underprivileged students. -thomas spentnes than $100,000 in federal on electronics for self and your family. brianne carter is in the newsroom with more details. >>
ABC
Jul 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
airport in this hour. george washington university, 69. 54 degrees in wintergreen. rehoboth beach, 63 degrees in delaware. temperatures in the six deposing mostly. 70 at annapolis. high pressure will move off the coast slowly. the wind will change direction more out of the south and west, which will allow temperatures to rebound a little for the end of the weekend. it will become a bit more humid outside. mostly sunny for today 83-87 degrees. like yesterday, you will like what's on the way for this afternoon. and in the clear skies tonight and temperatures to fall into the pits the's to -- the 50's to mid to upper 60's. mid 80's tomorrow, mostly sunny slightly more humid. mid to upper 90's by tuesday through and thursday of next week. the heat index will probably exceed 100 degrees. wjla.com is your on-line home for abc 7 weather. let's get a look at the rush hour commute this morning with lisa baden. >>> we like it like that. we not only like the weather but we liked the way traffic is running right now. if you decide to take advantage of the wonderful temperatures on the eastern
ABC
Mar 9, 2012 5:00am EST
generates gusty wind. spring is a good time to fly a kite. . as of rain in charles county, george's county, down to thety neck and middle peninsula. over 95 insing county and spotsylvania county. become sunny later this morning. 51 degrees in the district, 52 in quantico. martinsburg, 44, 45 in frederick. will continue to filter in. for the high temperature today. tomorrow, but sunny. >> in thegeorge's county rose crofton area, brinkley rd. closed near the entrance that take youtube deale elementary school. that would take you to dent elementary school. looks good out of southern maryland's. clear, 66, 95 in and out of baltimore. pretty good trip all the way around the beltway. travel times in our favor between richmond and baltimore. back to you. >> thank you. a developing story. fairfax county high school from as recovering terrifying experience. were placed on lockdown during a shooting rampage in pittsburgh yesterday. a gunman entered the university of pittsburgh psychiatric clinic yesterday, killed one person, d another. m james madisonro school robotic steam happened to be on
ABC
Mar 12, 2010 5:00am EST
. you're a good in springfield, va., 95, and 395. the george washington parkway looks good. >> a major traffic alerts for drivers, a bridge will be shut down because of all the snow. it closes tonight at 8:00 and will not reopen until 5:00 a.m. on monday. >> we have to 52 degrees. >> coming up in sports, gilbert arenas is already suspended. now it looks like >> you are watching abc 7's good morning washington. this is good morning washinton, on your side. >> senate majority leader harry reid's wife was seriously injured when the car she and her daughter were riding in was rear ended by a truck on 95 in northern virginia. the 69 year-old landra reid broker back, neck, ander nos. their daughter has been released from hospital. the truck driver is facing reckless driving charges. toyota says it is mystified by reports that a california man's prius gas pedal got stuck, causing it to speed out of control. the company says all of the toyota prius cars are equipped with a brick o'brien system that cuts power if the brake and gas pedal is pushed at the same time, which the driver says he was d
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May 6, 2010 5:00am EDT
suspect amid new questions about his violent past. george huguely was arrested in 2008 for resisting arrest. the school never knew. the campus gathered to say goodbye to yeardley love. courtney robinson is live in bethesda with more on this. >> good morning. george huguely never served jail time for the arrest. the officers as the campus of washington, george huguely had to be tased and served community service, but no jail time. the campus is mourning the death of yeardley love, taken too long. but tonight we are gathered to mourn the loss of the beloved member of this university. >> 22-year-old yeardley love was going to graduate this month. her ex-boyfriend george huguely was the killer. >> yeardley love did nothing to deserve being attacked and beaten, to deserve to suffer these injuries, to deserve to die. >> hours before the vigil, officers searched george huguely's apartment. across t-shirt with a red stain, a letter, two laptop computers. he stole love's computer, which is a felony. >> that would give the jury the ability to impose the death penalty. >> he remains b
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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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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
ABC
Aug 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
crash killed a prince george's county police officers. came down to the stop and the broken. >> hundreds of nationals fans stranded afters night's game stretched 13 innings, way past the closing time for metro. atashington" 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it is tuesday, august 21. glad you are starting or stay with us. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. start with meteorologist adam caskey. >> a very comfortable start on this tuesday morning. very humid, temperatures around 60 degrees. feels pretty nice especially for late august. 59 in leesburg, 62 in germantown d.c.orthwest qe-3 in culpeper. watch for patchy fog especially washington, a hagerstown, if martinsburg, frederick, you have visibilities. that should burn off around sunrise. cloudy today, isolated thundershowers. those are few and far between. slight chance of that mainly after 4:00 p.m. high temperature of 84. same story basically tomorrow. now to angela for the commute. we are dealing with some including a very bad tr
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Mar 29, 2011 5:00am EDT
george's county police are investigating a double shooting. two men were shot last night on southern avenue of the district line in oxon hill. the victims walked into a gas station and called police. their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. >>> a domino's pizza store in seat pleasant remains closed as police searched for the person who killed an employee. 38-year-old paul bennett was shot and killed sunday night after delivering a pizza to an apartment on seat pleasant road. it was. a was they say someone wanted pizza and did not want to pay. -- it was a setup. >>> president obama goes to new york today defending american involvement in attacks on gaddafi's forces in libya. >> he announced last night nato will take command tomorrow of the libya operation. ben eisler there is tracking developments. >> the president's case centers around human rights and human values. he argued last night that the u.s.-led coalition helped to avert a massacre that would have "stained the contents of the world." the alliance against gaddafi has made significant gains. rebels have re
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Nov 21, 2011 5:00am EST
hearing there. no problems in prince george's county montgomery county, all the way to the wilson bridge american legion bridge moving nicely. looks good in springfield annandale, tysons on the beltway. a quiet ride on 66, 95, and 395. back to you. >> thank you. >>> breaking news from prince george's county. police are investigating a carjacking outside a 7-eleven store on branch avenue. brianne carter is looking at what we have learned so far. >> good morning. very few details are being released. however there could be great concern associated with this incident. reports that there may have been a child in the vehicle. authorities tell us that it's all happened around 1:00 this morning in the 3700 block of branch avenue at a 7-eleven store. police have yet to release any details about what type of car was involved in this incident or who they are looking for. there could be great concern with a report there was a child and the vehicle at the time of the incident. we are at prince george's police headquarters and we will continue monitoring this and bring you the latest as it beco
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Jan 24, 2011 5:00am EST
prince george's county's overuse of swat teams. this follows a hearing in his lawsuit over the shooting death of his two dogs when deputies raided his home of a package campaigning marijuana was sent there. he was later cleared. former virginia senator george allen wants his old job become. he is expected to announce today that he will try to reclaim the seat he lost to jim webb in 2006. allen lost by about 9,000 slotes -- votes. >> it is winter after all so we should expect winter weather. but parts of the country are getting insure frozen. >> as if the snow were not enough now it is frigid cold. the coldest in years for many parts of the northeast. emily schmidt has the latest. >> good morning to you. if your house feels a little chilly this morning there is good reason. adam caskey has been talking about it. temperatures here well below freezing. over the weekend 25 states saw temperatures well below zero. one of those places is boston, which could drop below zero tonight for the first time since 2005. new york is also facing its coldest temperatures in six years and is dangerous. th
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Aug 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
the way to the >> in prince george's county, firefighters and one residents recovering this morning after suffering injuries. >> firefighters rescued several people from apartments in temple hill. john gonzalez has more on the heroic effort. >> four residents of the three- trapped.rtment became when firefighters opened the of department unit on fire, they were by a wall of flames. >> they arrived and found a fire, standard procedure, went down the steps, standard, opened the doors, standard, and it flashed them when they opened the door. then that created the fire going the apartment above. >> one firefighter suffered inhalation and exhaustion, a 10-year veteran. >> he found her in a position where she could not get out. sat with her in the apartment mask waiting for someone to rescue them. seconds before running out of rescued.two were >> that was john gonzalez reporting republican presidential candidate mitt romney. and running mate paul ryan hitting the campaign trail today. >> it will make stops in florida, and richmond, virginia. now, t.j. winnick. >> mr. chairman and the deleg
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
against republican george allen. of likely voters 49% support tim kaine. 49% support george allen. tim kaine's momentum is coming base,he democratic voters.arly non white >> following the latest in the fairfax county teenager people simply vanished. seven glenn wasold bryan morning when he s brother off for school. later found his empty car nearby john gonzalez. is live at woodson high school john gonzalez is live at woodson high school. >> it is family said that he did bring his cellphone or debit morning, notl that that unusual, but what was found in his car was unusual. he was last seen in the parking around 7:00 monday morning. it was not until later that he did not come from football practice that is family knew something was wrong. l hours was found severa a park about a mile away. gracias somewhere and he needs us. the need to be found. >> assorted don't believe he -- authorities feel he never stepped foot in class. >> he said he was going to go spot on theng because we did not have a parking pass. >> there was an empty donut box wrappers in the car, -- things he said is family
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Sep 6, 2012 5:00am EDT
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Jul 10, 2013 5:00am EDT
wounded hundreds. tsarnaev is accused of killing a police officer as well. >> in the george zimmerman trial, the defense is ready to rest its case. tensions still running high after 11 days of testimony. tuesday the judge walked out on what was a long 13-hour day in court. there's still plenty of questions about whose voice was on that 911 call screaming for help. prosecutors say trayvon martin was racially profiled and shot to death. the defense claims zimbabwe shot martin in self-defense. a big day ahead for the d.c. council. >> it's considering a number of votes today. one which would require big box store $12.50 which is well above the city's $8.25 an hour minimum wage. walmart said it would force the retail giant to pull the plug on three planned stores in the district taking with it about 900 jobs. >> why would a retailer want to come in, force with these mandates and we border maryland and virginia where this isn't taking place. >> the council met -- and also councilman marion berry is bushing a bill that don't live in d.c. forcing a residency right newly hired d.c. workers to
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Apr 4, 2011 5:00am EDT
-- 14th street, stay to the left. no delays at the d.c. end of the bridge. no delay on the george washington parkway. and for maryland commuters, very nice in greenbelt. we don't see that camera often. the beltway at kenilworth avenue is moving nicely. we will have details about an accident in the southbound third street tunnel with brianne carter, stick around for that. >>> 50 degrees, 5:12. >> the eagles became an internet sensation. we will show you, coming up. >> the showdown on capitol hill, not just between right and left, but between welcoae back to geico radio, it's savings, on the radio. hello uh george and linda! george: hello mr. gecko! linda: so, we're such huge fans _ 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 to speak on matters of thrsheart. look i'll tell you this: when you insure more than one car geico you could save even more with our multi-car discount. i now pronounce you...thrifty! geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
george's county, police will look for information that they hope and help them solve the murder of another teenager. a community meeting tonight to the death of marckel ross, the 18-year-old shot and killed september 11 as he to central high school in capitol heights. forstigators are looking suspects and a motive. will begin ating 7:00 at central high school. >> d.c. public service commission set to vote this on the proposed rate hike for pepco. is sparking opposition. an advocacy group outsideht protested headquarters in downtown washington. pepco workers are expected to vote today on a union contract. if a deal is not reached, they strike. on be the first strike pepco workers since 1985. the main sticking points are to their health plans.fare ohio could be where the candidate -- one of the spend the day. mitt romney is falling behind in the polls. romney and obama will spend day campaigning in a state the election.ide the obama campaign will mitt for investments in e companies. >> you cannot stand up to china is send you have done them our jobs. >> the face-off in the buckeye e
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Nov 5, 2010 5:00am EDT
neighbors described him as strange and scary. he wanted to kill george w. bush. >> he was gunned a recluse and may be paranoid. >> this woman is now the owner of his former housekeeper. -- house. it was completely covered with blankets and tinseled previously and draws a lot of ammunition inside previously. >> his former neighbors say that he's gone, but they are frightened of what his intentions could of been in the nation's capital. reviewing court documents, it's not clear what brought him here. he told police that he had been in the area two weeks visiting the national rifle association and other such places. we hope to learn more this morning. live from northwest, courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >>> today marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage at fort hood, texas. 32 people injured and others died when the gunman opened fire. a memorial will be held today at fort hood. major nidal hasan is the suspected gunman. the hearing to determine whether there's enough evidence to try him will resume this month. >>> investigators are trying to find the cause of this house
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Sep 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
'tis tasty. okay, george washington, did you take my truck out last night? 'tis tasty. embassy under.s. attack this morning. diplomatsn to protect overseas >> . special bid bonn planned for an american hero. bye.cial good >>>> live and in hd, this is "gd morning washington," on your side. good morning, washington. s thursday, september 13. glad you are starting your day with us. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. glad to get to meteorologist .acqui jeras tot t s meteorologist jacqui jeras. >> we are looking at fifties the moste board for part. n dulles. 63 degrees at reagan national airport. our express forecast, looking for sunny skies, 66 degrees at 9:00, sunny and nuys, 74 degrees by noon. you have to have lunch outside. 82 degrees at 5:00. seven-day forecast in a while. first, angela has a look at traffic. good morning. easy drive for most folks. around the beltway, traveling in between greenbelt and park, it was down to one lane. the crew has just gotten out of the way. open in both directions on the inner loop and .uter loop in virginia, northbound 95 open betwee
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Aug 9, 2010 5:00am EDT
this morning, kathy park reporting. >>> a woman whose dog was shot and killed by a prince george's county sheriff's deputy will hold a news conference today. the deputies but at the house on friday when the shot and killed the two-year old rottweiler with the dog charged at them. >>> 3 u.s. troops died yesterday in afghanistan and another service member died today. 1the bodies of 10 medical volunteers killed recently were flown out of the country. but taliban says that they killed them because they tried to convert afghans to christianity. >>> police arrested a man for his alleged involvement in terrorist networks. he spent several years in prison for another terror charge. >>> mr. obama will headline democratic fund-raisers in austin, texas, and in dallas. he will talk about higher education and the economy as well. >>> a big endorsement has turned things around for brian murphy, republican candidate. the washington post reports he has seen a surge in campaign contributions and has made several television and radio appearances since being endorsed by sarah palin. it is not clear w
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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
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May 2, 2013 5:00am EDT
will be held today at the grand ole opry for country music legend george jones. he died nearly a week ago after he was admitted to the hospital for a fever and a regular blood pressure. othersady laura bush and will attend. launched achair has new membership option. isthe daily key membership designed for people use the bikes on an irregular basis and can be purchased for $10 on line. you can get a one day membership to use your key to get a bike at an east asian and after that you pay $7 each day. >> the d.c. government is one step closer to opening its new streetcar line in ne. the second of three news reports arrived this week. ddot will test the cars in anacostia before testing them on the tracks in northeast. this regard should begin running later this year. >> we've got another hour of news and it all starts right now. abc 7 necaptioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>
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Aug 22, 2012 5:00am EDT
boy inyear-old prince george's county. is now facing charges in the kidnapping case. learn more today about the train derailment that inled two young women ellicott city, maryland. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. wednesday, august 22. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. thanks for joining us. begin with meteorologist adam caskey. >> its not as foggy as yesterday morning. temperature is pretty close to f year.for this time o too humid.t 62 in leesburg, 59 in inwood. frostburg, 52. arlington and 62 la plata. to mid 60's arou the beltway for the most part. highs in the mid '80s with isolated thundershowers. couple will pop up on the screen later this afternoon and evening. angela. >> good morning. foggy, butt was today's commute is better. nothing serious to reports of morning. of our work zones are south of town on interstate 95 as you drive to richmond. pretty good towards the capital beltway. drivingook at 395, 95 heading into the district, you should not run int
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May 11, 2011 5:00am EDT
is calling her a hero. jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. >>> prince george's county police are investigating an accident that killed a five- year-old girl yesterday on martin luther king jr. high way in seat pleasant. a red suv struck kamari woods was seen across in the busy road. the driver remained at the scene. no charges have been filed. >>> metro was about to get some new -- >> family buses. the washington post reports metro plans to purchase 152 hybrid electric buses. -- about to get the new eco- friendly buses. it plans to begin rolling them out this month and all of them in service by the end of this year. >>> a virginia congressman wants to make changes to the board governing the metropolitan airports authority. introduce bill increasing the board's size from 15 to 17. he criticized the board's decision to build the dulles airport metro station underground. >>> a closer look at the latest smartphone and the next four netflix. rob nelson as those stories and more. >> good news for movie fans. android users can now rent movies for about $2 and youtube has announced its m
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Mar 1, 2012 5:00am EST
george washington parkway. a little patchy fog. to keep things interesting, we go to ballston, a beautiful trip there and through falls church. this is 66 at glebe road. and a good run on 395. headlights are leaving the district towards the pentagon. traffic getting away from us is northbound to the 14th street bridge. we have covered it all. >> still some wet roads. 5:10. the enforcement begins today for violations involving d.c. posing new of the top leaders. are reserved for disabled drivers and because the same as regular readers. they give drivers twice the time. it will crack down on the fraudulent use of disabled placards. violators will be towed away. >> in chardon, ohio, students begin to return to school for the first time since monday's deadly shooting. students plant marks through the high school this morning three days after prosecutors say the 17-road t.j. lane opened fire in the cafeteria of killing three students and wounding others. he could be formally charged today. >> it is 56 degrees outside. >> coming up, we will tell you about the latest changes through goo
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Jan 4, 2013 5:00am EST
friend was seriously injured. hearing today for former prince, george's county jail aard accused of ignoring dying inmate. was chargedtosh with lying to law enforcement investigating the e, who wasonnie whit d in his jail cell after it was arrested in h ofhit-and-run deat finley. richard initiallyath was but a latercide, investigation proved he might kill themselves. found himintosh unresponsive, but did not inform others. >> the house and senate will a joint session of congress today to count electoral ballots from the today.ntial election l judge rejected a challenge on thursday by those seeking to halt the vote in an attempt to overturn call the obama presidency. the judge rejected a request to allow for the man to testify alleged inconsistencies in typeface for on the birth of ticket the president had released. it's 5:34. looking forward to this weekend big playoff game with the redskins and the seahawks. let's check in with john gonzalez. >> i can only imagine you probably will not sleep between now and the game. >> i'm very anxious and excited. and i have reasons to be excited
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Mar 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
near point lookout and especially over the bay. a little sprinkle in king george. it is 55 degrees in leesburg, 57 in cumberland, 60 in the district. mild temperatures. 61 at reagan national. 72 this afternoon with morning fog and clouds. partial sunshine this afternoon. we will break out into a little sunshine, but don't anticipate much. now to lisa baden. >> i am thinking an abbreviated workout. you will need extra time because of the fault -- fog. very dangerous. we will take you to a picture. we are getting prospective near the pentagon on 395 at washington boulevard. back to news. >> thanks so much. we want to get to the breaking news and for washington where firefighters made a disturbing discovery while putting out a car fire. >> this happens in the 1100 block of polymer road -- palmer . >> an alarming way for residents in this sport washington neighborhood to get things started today. police started getting calls around 1:00 this morning reports of gunshots in the parking lot of this apartment complex. when police responded they found a man inside his car suffering from multip
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Jul 25, 2011 5:00am EDT
george's, montgomery county. >>> are other big story, a nation on the brink. lawmakers have little more than a week to raise the spending limits and cut the deficit. >> with no deal, both sides are preparing back up plans and international markets are reeling. philip stewart is live on capitol hill with the latest. >> good morning. the house speaker is expected to release his plan today. already the debate this morning is focusing not just on the taxes and spending that we have heard so much about, but on how long the plan would last. this morning house speaker john boehner was focusing on a short- term approach, cutting spending by $1 trillion and raising the debt ceiling by about the same. >> i would prefer to have a bipartisan approach to solving the problem. if that's not possible, i and my republican colleagues in the house are prepared to move on our own. >> his plan only allows the government to pay bills three early next year. if >> a short-term extension to the debt ceiling will jeopardize our economy. the speaker is ignoring the warning. >> senator patton minority leader
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Jul 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
marks the start of a prince george's impacts residents if convicted of gun crimes. >> now they will have to take in a gun offender registry. julie parker is a spokesperson for the prince george's county police department's. works. how it people convicted of gun crimes after not only register, but their doors to home visits. >> exactly. this law went into effect today. what will happen is police will have the right to visit the homes of gun offenders. is the thought that people are convicted of gun crimes more likely to offend again. we believe that with these matador technicians, but they to committedly crimes using guns. can range from anything to robert to assault and murder. this form, the gun offenders signs a document acknowledging they are on this registrant. most people will remain honest for about three years. -- will remain on this. we have the right to visit their informationrify the they have given us. their name, phone number, and e- mail address. every six months they will come park or we will to simply verify isir personal information accurate and up-to-date. >> you th
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Apr 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
, interstate 70, 95 between richmond and baltimore, a good trip on 66 as well. quiet on the b-w parkway. george washington parkway had a stalled car, but that's gone at 123. green light for everybody traveling as far as interstate travel. back to you. >> thank you. the white house says it is adding new protections for veterans and military families swindled by schools seeking their federal education benefits. >> it's aimed at reducing fraudulent or deceptive marketing to the military or veterans. president obama will make an announcement regarding that if in georgia. the house will vote today on a bill that will keep interest rates on student loans from doubling in july. republicans and democrats cannot agree on how to pay for the initiative. democrats want to boost payroll taxes and put taxes on oil and gas companies. we are giving you a chance to win a new car. a ford fiesta, courtesy of tysons ford. all you have to do is go to wjla.com and you can enter. next monday we will pick the first of 15 finalists during abc 7 news at 5:00. if your name is called, you have 30 minutes to call in to win
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Nov 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
county. freeze watch tonight that includes the metro area, prince george's, anne arundel county. below freezing is as in the northwest of town. 56 on wednesday and thursday. pretty good chance of rain showers by thursday. a coastal storm works its way up the shoreline. on the weekend it will be pleasant with high temperatures in the 50's. we are in the 50's the whole week. now to lisa baden. >>> pretty easy traffic on the beltway. let's take you to 270. southbound travel is what we are interested in. that is closest to us. no delays getting away. from 80 past 109. pretty clear on 66 near glebe road heading to sycamore street. back to you. >> thank you. 44 on this monday morning. >>> coming up, donovan mcnabb speaks out on the coach's decision to take the ball from his hands while the game was on the box. >> today on "oprah," an actress reveals a secret that nearly killed her. today at 4:00 on abc 7. bob ehrlich's 24 years in politics. in congress ehrlich voted with george bush 90% of the time, protecting the special interests. as governor, ehrlich cut education, increased colleg
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Oct 11, 2011 5:00am EDT
searching for suspects after a teenage boy was a shot and killed in prince george's county. the 17-year-old victim was found last night in the 2100 block of iverson st. in temple hills. investigators have not said what may have led to the gunfire. >>> new developments in the ongoing protests in downtown d.c. dozens of demonstrators angry about the economy and other issues spent another night camped out at streets and plazas. we are learning that the protesters have been granted permission to extend their stay. and jummy olabanji joins us from a freedom plaza with more on the decision. >> four months is how long the national park service says this group of protesters can stay here at freedom plaza. whether or not the people in this area like it, a lot of them say they are not going anywhere. cheers rang out after their expired permit was extended by four months. while a victory, many of the protesters say they have no plans of leaving. >> forever. if it takes that. i bought a one-way ticket. >> this movement against corporate greed has been in the district since last week. although
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Oct 31, 2011 5:00am EDT
sunday by wednesday. -- and suny. >>> a structure fire is reported from prince george's fire department. they're on their way to eastern avenue apt share sarod -- a eastern avenue at sherrif's road. >>> 5:11, 35 degrees outside. >> bad news for the newest iphone 4s. woman: day care can be expensive. so to save some money, i found ononthat uses robots instead of real people. 'cuz robots work for free. robot 1:good morni..... robot 1:...female child. sfx: modem dial-up noise woman: are there flaws? yeah, um, maybe. anncr: thereoc an easier way to save. anncr: get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insuncnce. >>> tech in our top stories, the northeast is still cleaning up the damage left behind by the rare october snowstorm. some places on nearly 30 inches of snow. heavy, wet snow sentries on to power lines, leaving millions in the dark. passengers were stranded on planes and trains several hours. >>> jurors will likely hear more graphic testimony during the second leg of the lululemon murder trial. the medical examiner is expected to testify
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Nov 28, 2011 5:00am EST
george's county. >> a sex abuse scandal has caused a longtime assistant basketball coach his job. a third man accused him of sexual abuse. we have more on this story. >> a shocking idea tape recording has surfaced. syracuse has fired bernie fine. >> hello? >> in 2002, bobby davis recorded this phone call. she seems aware of her husband's deviant behavior. >> i know everything that went on with him. maybe he is not aware of it. he has issues. >> the sexual advances when he was a ball boy. the >> he grabbed me. he said he taped the conversation because he cannot get anywhere with police. he asked whether there were other victims. >> is he the only one he has done it to? >> no. >> to more accusers have come forward. he faces child sex abuse charges. they say he molested him when he was just 13. abc 7 news. >>> thank you. now to the scandal at penn state. they received letters from a in may to says he may have been abused. this is the word from the daily types -- the "center daily times." he is accused of molesting eight boys. >>> new details and to the mystery in aruba. what he could be eras
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Jun 13, 2011 5:00am EDT
from the weekend. 1.83 inches in centreville. that is healthy. 1.8 in annapolis, 1.7 in king george, 1.29 in strasbourg. those were the highest we could find. only a quarter inch in fostered. t-- in falls church. it is 67 degrees downtown this morning. it is cooler to the north and west of the metro area and it is dry airer. dew points are in the upper 40's to low 50's locally. that is very comfortable. if that occurs during the summer, it will feel very comfortable. dry air. mostly clear skies in place right now. we have some high, thin clouds of to our west with a disturbance moving through indiana and ohio. if that will pass overhead. filtered sunshine this afternoon and evening. you can see some showers and thicker clouds in the east. that will drops out and increase our clouds by tomorrow afternoon and cause a passing shower. 80 degrees today with sunshine and low humidity. north wind at 10-15. upper 70's the next couple days for the afternoon high temperature. stance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms thursday into the weekend. go to wjla.com/weather for the latest. >>> cl
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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 17, 2012 5:00am EDT
legion bridge. all lanes open on the inner loop through montgomery county and if prince george's county passing 95. back to you. >> thank you. after focusing energy on the grade, the presidential to win overoping voters in swing space including virginia. >> mitt romney in leesburg tonight. in ohio andama iowa. brianne carter outside the white men clashedow the issues last night during the debate. this was a face-off. >> absolutely. fireworks will early in this president obama romney, the two hoping land the top spot at the white house. it was a town hall-style, the candidates taking questions from voters, mostly on domestic education, taxes, prices, equal pay for women. mitt romney was coming into this debate with a bump in support t debate. firs obama's campaign promised a more energetic performance. a back and forth between them. is 23t you are seeing struggling to find a job. the president's policies have last ofrcised over the they have not and the americans back to work. >> when he said behind closed s that 47% of the of the country consider themselves refused personal respo
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