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Aug 29, 2011 5:00am EDT
shutdown several schools across our region. in prince george's, charles, st. mary and howard county are all close. schools in d.c. are closed as well. they will announce the 20 schools without power will close. we will bring you the latest announcements as they're made. you can also visit our web sites wjla.com to get the latest information. the focus will be on recovery perrin. >> no. england took the final punch. i knew this would be a once the allies time one. they went through the biggest cities philadelphia, new york, boston. 65 million americans brace for an epic disaster. at their most ferocious the winds reach 150 mile an hour. what killed the most people was the hazard in their own backyards. >> it was still dark. i was downstairs. i heard the crash. my first thought was for my wife who is 15 feet away. 4.5 million homes and businesses have gone dark. 20 americans died. let's>> this is a storm that cause lies. my thoughts and prayers are those who died. we will be with un your time and needs. let's the also showed this. >> as you're coming up, we realize this. flexed the la
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
Jan 2, 2013 5:00am EST
prince george's county county teacher accused of sexually we did accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. he is charged with six counts of sex abuse against a minor. he was the victim's teacher at isaac gordon middle school. the lead -- alleegd the bears happen last year. he is placed on administrative leave. >> members of the paparazzi mourning the death of a photographer killed after taking pictures of justin bieber's car. but police are say >> i am a huge washington's ban. go skins. go rg iii. "good morning washington." >> it is 5:09. let's check in with jackie. it chilly start this morning. >> and little on the chilly side. this time tomorrow, 10 degrees colder. . we can face the cloud cover we have because of that. even to the south and east of the metro, a little bit of a winty mix. there is a look at those temperatures. 35 in arlington. chevy chase also 35 degrees. 32 in all but -- olney. only in the upper 2 th30's, lower 40's. the sun will come out this afternoon. the 7 day forecast, a little chilly. minutes away. let's see how traffic is. >> a great start to our morning
ABC
Oct 2, 2013 5:00am EDT
seeing there now, john? >> good morning. at this hour, prince george's county confirming a police-involved shooting. there is a massive crime seen in the calverton section of prince georges county. state police assisting prince georges police with this. forensic trucks, evidence vans, lining the street. this is the 3800 block of twin lakes drive. a large apartment complex. it appears police and detectives are focusing their efforts on the tree line just beyond a dog park. you see the fenced-in area, it appears that's where police are spending a lot of their time. here to talk to us more, twig -- prince georges spokesperson. >> a caller report as woman is screaming, get off me. our spers arrive within one minute. they fiend a woman who appears to be injured and see a man running from the scene. there is a short foot chase, a confrontation between our officer and this suspect. our officer discharged his weapon. the male suspect shot on killed. our officer, who is a seven-year veteran is not injured. we have this large crime scene. our forensic investigators are pouring over this sce
ABC
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 26, 2010 5:00am EDT
to the ground. but the storm killed a woman in prince george's county when a tree fell on a minivan in college park. a large tree smashed through this house as well where everyone made it out ok. \ >> there was a person sitting right where that tree fell on the couch. it fell through the roof right down to the floor and crushed our grand piano. >> it left hundreds of thousands in the dark. there could be chaos this morning. a number of intersections are dark spirit of foresthill metro station is back open after it was forced to close last night due to power problems. several other metro stations were affected. trees on the tracks caused up to three auto delays for some amtrak passengers try to get to union station. riders could see delays because of outages. we are hearing that hundreds of thousands remain in the dark across the region this morning. crews tell us they will be out trying to get services back and running. there is no time given as to when that will be fully restored. brianne carter reporting. >>> a six-year old boy has been killed in the storm after part of a tree fel
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
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
ABC
Dec 29, 2010 5:00am EST
, but the building is in good condition. >>> a close call for a wooded ridge basketball coach. george washington collapsed in the middle of the game yesterday morning. a parent in the stands sprang into action. it may have saved his life. courtney robinson has that story. >> good morning. many say that rapid response definitely helped to save washington. he is in stable condition at mary washington hospital this morning. it happened yesterday at brooke point high school. his team was in the fourth quarter with the game almost over. washington called a timeout and then collapsed. the assistant coaches started cpr. the an opposing player sprang into action. she spoke with us. >> emotional. i hope that i was able to help. i would wish someone would do that for me or my family. i think that god was on our side with a lot of people there helping. >> very emotional for many. the coach of colonial forfeiting the game, saying that she wanted her team to go home to pray. there's a game at 2:00 today. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a candlelight vigil will be held for an arlington man murdered
ABC
Feb 15, 2011 5:00am EST
george's county. we will look at the corruption charges against former executive jack. -- jack johnson. >> in northwest washington, the burgers are made by hand and its locally owned. i will tell you how they taste, coming up. >> first, back to normal, coming up. >> first, back to normal, [music playing] america's beverage companies are working together to put more information right up front... adding new calorie labels to every single can, bottle, and pack they produce... so you can make the choice that's right for you. >>> tuesday morning, 5:10. mostly clear skies, still breezy. a lot cooler today than yesterday. we hit 70 degrees for the high temperature on valentine's day at reagan national. the last time we did that was 109 days ago. that was in late october. mostly clear skies overhead. however, we still have an area of low pressure that has helped bring gusty conditions in our region yesterday. but high-pressure is saddling in from the west. once the high gets over debt later this afternoon and evening, that is when the wind will really diminished. you will notice the changes. t
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
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
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
ABC
May 9, 2011 5:00am EDT
water. >>> prince george's county police investigating a shooting by one of their officers. it happened yesterday afternoon on cottage terrace. an armed man confronted police. he had been involved in a domestic-related shooting earlier in the day. he's in the hospital. >>> a silver or lead is in effect in prince george's county after a 66-year-old 0 woman disappeared. police are asking for your help in tracking down adela shephard- barett and family members are pleading for answers. she was headed to arlington when she disappeared. brianne carter has more. >> good morning. many people with families celebrating this weekend but one local family was searching for a loved one. they are looking for 66-year- old adela shephard-barett who has not been seen since friday when she was supposed to be headed toward daughter's arlington apartment. she was last seen leaving her accokeek maryland, home at 10:30 p.m. on friday driving a nissan versa. she has black hair and was wearing and the grace period >> i go up and down those roads looking, but did not find anything. >> somebody had to s
ABC
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
Jul 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
this started or what the man's condition is. breaking news from prince george's county. >> an ambulance was involved in an overnight accident. it collided with a car on the near the branch avenue exit. tore's no word on what led any injuries. >>> investigators are trying to out what, the watergate d.c.ex in downtown it broke out last night in an the 10th floor. firefighters quickly put out the flames. some residents were treated at scene for possible smoke inhalation. firefighter was hospitalized for heat exhaustion, but he is expected to be ok. the atlantis is on its way back to earth. nasa's final flight is expected at 5:56 this morning it touches down at cape canaveral, florida. it marks end of the space 30-year shuttle .rogram >> nasa is predicting almost perfect conditions for the landing. karen travers has a preview. >> good morning. when the shuttle atlantis will hour, it will be moment for nasa's community and will mark the end of an era. this was the final flight for american space shuttle program. in april ofbegan with the launch of columbia. over three decades and 1
ABC
Oct 9, 2013 5:00am EDT
prince george's county county and d.c. would be included in this. in fact, it would raise the city's minimum wage by $3 an hour. counties in maryland would see an increase of $4 an hour. the proposal would include a slight bump for those who receive tips, lake those who work at restaurants, like ruby tuesday's, fridays. just last month you will recall the d.c. council passed the large retailer accountability act, which would force businesses like wal-mart to essentially pay higher wages to their employees. well, the big box store threatened to pull three of its planned stores in the district. a couple weeks ago, the mayor vetoed that bill. reporting live, john gonzalez, abc7 news. >> john, thank you. 5:35 and new this morning, metro just released a list of the metro stations that see the most crime. here is that list. brooklyn, deanwood, minnesota avenue, gallery place and rhode island avenue. metro says 55% of all crime on the metro system is cell phone and bike theft. >>> 5:36 is your time. it is 56 degrees. >> a school spirit day has been canceled but not before it stirred you hav
ABC
Nov 24, 2010 5:00am EST
has been fired from his job. >>> george w. bush has more than 1 million reasons to be happy. his memoir has sold 1.1 million copies since it was released on november 9. >>> the battle is finally over in the ballroom. >> the new champion is -- [crowd cheers] jennifer grey. >> she went home with the mirrorball trophy. cynne simpson was there. >> it was the ending the judges were hoping for. jennifer grey has consistently come out on top of the leader board when it comes to the judges' scores. apparently, america agreed with them. this season was full of controversy. no one expected bristol palin would make it to the final three, but she made a pretty good run. a lot of controversy ensued as a result. she received death threats. there was also an amtrak scarecrow -- anthrax scale. jennifer hawke-petit is the winner. >> i am stunned. it is such a sweet thinking. -- thing. it was such a tunnel to was journey. it was worth every second. getting to dance with this incredibly talented man was a chance of a lifetime. i am grateful. >> there were more viewers this season than ever before.
ABC
Feb 21, 2011 5:00am EST
tomorrow morning. the 19-mile highway will eventually connect 370 with 95 in prince george's county. tolls will not be collected at first until march 7. >>> two metro stations remain closed on this president's day because of repair work. the smithsonian and federal triangle station on the blue and orange lines. free shuttle buses are available. expect up to 40 minutes delays. the stations are scheduled to reopen tomorrow morning. >>> investigators are setting for the gunman who shot and killed a man in northeast washington. the man was shot several times, around midnight in the 400 block of 23rd place. he died at the scene. there's no word on what led to the shooting. >>> police investigating a triple shooting in dc's columbia heights neighborhood that left one woman said. it happens saturday night on sherman street in northwest. 18-year-old lucki pannell was sitting on her porch when someone shot her. she went to the hospital where she died. two men were shot and wounded in that incident. no arrests have been made. >>> lawmakers have the week off, but they left a lot of work unfini
ABC
Oct 3, 2013 5:00am EDT
prince george's police officer heads to court today. kenneth mitchell has a motions hearing. mitchell was in a car that was pursued when officer morris was killed in 2012. coplead guilty to theft charges. >> new this morning, 62 people died after a my grant boat ran aground. it happened over a sicilian island. it included a 3-year-old child and a pregnant woman. >>> japan's crippled nuclear power plant has a new leak, pushing highly radioactive water into the pacific ocean that is the word of officials at tokyo electric power. the problem is an overflowing storage tank. it has been storing massive amounts of water used to cool the fuel rods. the plant was severely damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami shoo new this morning two hikers are still missing in washington state after the coast guard had to rescue the rescue team sent in to same they have. they climbed the trail to rescue hikers trapped in the snow. one of the team members hurt his knee in it was getting late in the day and it was not a good situation for us if we kept going. >> the coast guard airlifted the teen safety
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 5:00am EST
. -- gumphreys road. what's happened to maryland passed 97 -- george avenue, lanes are open no problems. getting down to the beltway out of kensington, connecticut avenue is good. that looks good for everybody. 270 out with a quiet start. >> is 5:03. we have some breaking news about the hostage situation as taking place right now in california. >> brianne carter is at the live desk. this is at a mall in the los angeles area. >> absolutely. a woman being held hostage by two armed men at a mall in los angeles. there is a video just into our newsroom. police activity is outside of the mall. according to the l.a. police department, two armed men walked into the nordstrom at about 11:00 p.m. pacific time, and they have taken the woman into the back of the store. it is not clear at this point what the armed man armed with. police remained on the scene. additional units have been called to the scene. we're just getting reports of a woman being held hostage by two armed men. it is unclear as to how they may have gone inside the store or the relationship between these two. this is something we w
ABC
Jul 6, 2011 5:00am EDT
of homes and .usinesses >>> prince george's county councilwoman leslie johnson is end of thet the month. andow council members baker executive rushern leavere pushing her to office immediately. johnson pleaded guilty to in aoying evidence corruption investigation. when she leaves, a special election will be held to fill a seat. thea new metro report shows transit agency is falling short own performance standards even after lowering the bar. is live outside bottom station with details. >> good morning. metro says the target goals as a performancere its well the transit agency is doing. reports, to published is missing the mark, even after luring some of those performance goals. came in at 74%y the goal wasafter 80%. from the transit agency fell below of 90% availability for for customers, to the new report. more than one out of every six notlators in may was working. morning at the foggy metro station all the escalators were out of .ervice that left many passengers frustrated. working to completely replace nine escalators and overall 144 them. says it takes three months typically i
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Jul 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
quiet. prince george's county looks beautiful on the beltway. no problems on route 4, route 5, at 228. bu270, a normal delays beginning to form southbound coming out of ravenna. we still have 150 traffic signals in montgomery county in the dark. montgomery county seems to be forced of it -- be the worst. tricots has four-one stops. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a commuter nightmare unfolding on the roads in montgomery county. >> hundreds of traffic lights remained dark this morning, creating a dangerous situation for drivers, especially before the sun rises. brianne carter has more. >> it is a familiar scene for drivers in montgomery county. we are at 29th street. police are directing traffic as they urge everyone to use this as a four-way stop. pepco has called traditional utility groups to try to get the power on as quickly as possible. drivers are urged to be cautious. day two of what could be commuting chaos in montgomery county. hundreds of traffic signals remain in the dark. >> i would assume there would be law enforcement on every corner where there is a signal. but that i
ABC
Jul 19, 2010 5:00am EDT
suffered any injuries. his attorney says it is police brutality. the four prince george's county riot police officers remain on paid leave. investigators are looking through e-mails, cell phone, and text messages sent by commanders to see if they gave orders leading up to the beating and if they tried to cover its upkeep. this investigation is headed by the state attorney's office in conjunction with the internal affairs bureau as well as the fbi been reviewing the case. no comment from the state's attorney's office yet. courtney robinson reporting from college park. >>> 5:17 on this monday morning. time for traffic and weather. >> lisa baden joins us with the latest on your right to work. >>> we are in good shape as far as beltway travel. a car broke down on the inner loop near to a hundred 10 on the way to the wilson bridge. everything has been moved onto the shoulder. -- 210. glenn road at potomac road, - slow down there. you're looking at traffic on river road moving nicely. let's go to the weather center with adam caskey. >>> let's look at the maps. there are few showers esp
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Apr 26, 2011 5:00am EDT
prince george's. looks good at the suitland parkway and onto the freeway into the district. a quiet ride. 67270 southbound at 109. now to news. >>> our top story this morning a day at the suit turns tragic. a teenager is fighting for his life this morning after getting stabbed at the national zoo. >> that happened among several fights during the annual easter celebration for black families. police have a suspect in custody. courtney robinson is live in northwest with more on that investigation. >> we do know that they have a 16-year-old boy in custody charged with assault with intent to kill. for the families who came to enjoy the annual african american day easter festivities, it quickly turned tragic. a family day turned violent. yesterday afternoon at the national schozoo d.c. officers, from a teenage boy was stabbed in his side. abc 7 was there during the stabbing and caught the chaos that ensued. >> too many teenagers. i don't think anybody came to look into animals. like the decamps for drama. -- i think they came for drama. >> there is an officer restraining a young man. pare
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00am EST
warrant.eserves a prince george's county police called in to assist in a barricade situation. it has been going on several hours. but they believe a suspect is apartments.f these they believe that suspect is a and considered armed and dangerous. police remain here on the scene. they have evacuated that .partment building anybody lives in that building not able to get inside at this time. been here several hours trying to negotiate in this barricade situation. residents coming home late at y in the morning into theiret back apartments, we spoke with a one- has been sitting in his figure out when he will be able to go home. >> i saba, gone home. i asked them what it was going on and they said they were not allowed to give out that was wanting to go home. get we're not being able to i live here.hen >> police not giving us any more from asian about the warrant or about the suspect. about an identity time.ng released at this a very large police presence. -- police are not giving us any information. >> thanks so much. , stemminging news home invasion. in the 9100 block of loflin road in fo
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Feb 1, 2011 5:00am EST
, frederick county, maryland, and the northern tip of prince george's county. be careful. sallust's of mater avenue in frederick county -- south of mater, there's a crash. the roads are treated. out of bethesda getting into tyson's, the beltway has been treated all the way around. across the 14th street bridge, traffic is good on to the elevated freeway on the other side. back to you. >> thank you. , 28 degrees. >> and news from verizon. >> surprising results of a red light camera steady. >> officials are hoping to avoid a repeat from last week's storm. >> officials are hoping to avoid a repeat from last week's storm. gecko: caller steve, go right ahead. steve: yeah, um, i just got a free rate quote on geico.com, saved a ton, and it only took me 5 minutes and 12 seconds! steve: i was wondering, is that some sort of record? gecko: that's a good question. let's have a look. curtis: mmmm, not quite. someone's got you beat by 8 seconds. gecko: still, i mean, that's... that's quite fast! steve: well, what if i told you i only used one hand? anncr: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on c
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May 30, 2011 5:00am EDT
freight. >>> welcome back. breaking news from prince george's county. part of the southbound b-w parkway is closed because of a deadly overnight car crash. it happened near route 197. it appears a car overturned. it's not clear how long the highway will be closed. >>> thousands of people gathered at the u.s. capitol last night for the national memorial day concert. patriotic salute is one of many events being held across the d.c. region to remember those who fought and died for our country. >>> president obama is at denominate army general mark them to be the next chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. he will make the announcement later this morning. if confirmed martin dempserk dempsey would succeed admiral mike mullen. >>> sizzling temperatures on this memorial day. dangerous heat and humidity are forecast for the area. philip stewart is on the national mall with how people can beat the heat. >> so far, not too hot. we expect warm temperatures. we have seen haze. this is what we saw driving into town, the lights under the washington monument you can see the humidity hanging in the air
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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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Dec 28, 2010 5:00am EST
george bush and bill clinton. for the ninth year, secretary of state stiller clinton is the most admired woman in america. she is followed by saleh palin, oprah winfrey, and michele obama. >> people should admire the presidents for solving problems. >> the pope is also on the list. as well as billy graham. queen elizabeth and congolese the rise -- condoleeza rice made to the list. >>> there's a lot more in the next half-hour or. >> a whistle-blower was exposing securities laws at u.s. airports and has come forward. securitie
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00am EST
what led to the stabbing. >> prince george's county police investigating a shooting in suitland which happened just before 4:00 this morning in the 56oo block of suitland road. we don't know the condition of the victim or police have made an arrest. it's the illinois state senate has voted to legalize same-sex marriage. now the bill moves to the house. if it passes, eleanor will become the 10th state plus the district to allow same-sex couples to wed. -- illinois will become the 10th state. the governor says he will prove it. >> yesterday was amazing. >> it was awesome. >> sunshine makes me happy. >> a i think that is a song. >> i know you love it too. today the sunshine will go away and this afternoon. we will start the day with some of it and this will stick around through the noon hour. 37 degrees is our temperature this morning. 32 with the wind chill. the wind coming out of the south. even though the clouds will be moving in, temperatures will rise. a temperature at manassas of 27. culpeper, 30. in luray, we're not getting a report. 36 degrees in winchester, 31 in martinsburg, 30
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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 4, 2013 5:00am EDT
bullock must fight, with george clooney, her fellow astronaut helping her. it is elevated to greatness, thanks to the best use of 3-d and graphics since "avatar". the oscar race begins with "gravity". it is the best bet since blue jasmine in the butler. have a great weekend everybody. >> arch, thank you. here is your feel-good story of the morning. an unlicky kitten was saved after playing a game of cat and mouse in an unusual place. [meowing] >> oh, the kitten was found hiding inside the engine of a car. officers got the kitten out but then it got loose and tried hide inside other cars in the parking lot. a good samaritan caught the kitten before it was able to hide again. there you see it right there. so cute. >> that's not a fun ride if you're a kitten. >> no, it is not. no, it is not. it is 5:55 and 64 degrees. >> the government shutdown is affecting rail travel and we're going to explain >> some good news this morning for nasa, disfight the government shutdown. the mars maiden project is cleared for liftoff. it will play a critical role between earth and two masses rover
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Dec 6, 2010 5:00am EST
morning. >>> top story, the future of prince george's county. today rushern baker takes the oath of office as the next county executive. >> , executive jack johnson is in the middle of a corruption scandal. his wife, who also faces charges, is expected to take a seat on the county council. courtney robinson is there. >> good morning. we are not expecting leslie johnson to back down. she will be at the county administration building this morning to take the oath. the question is will this place a shalit over rushern baker's term as county executive? a corruption scandal in prince george's county. rushern baker karroubi sworn in. as will leslie johnson, faces federal evidence tampering charges along with her husband. some people say that she should step aside. >> i am kind of skeptical about her being in office. i have lost my trust. >> it is hard to have faith in someone when they have been looked at in such a negative manner. >> there is an on-line petition trying to stop johnson. she still plans to take office. some hope it will quickly be resolved and that a new county executive w
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Aug 12, 2010 5:00am EDT
george's county. a deadly attack at a public d.c. night spot. and a toddler caught in the middle of a carjacking. good morning, washington. i am scott thuman. >> i am greta kreuz. we start with traffic and weather every ten minutes. we will check with lisa baden in a moment. we begin with meteorologist adam caskey. >> cooler by a degree. this afternoon is when you will feel the difference. instead of the upper 90's, you'll be in the upper 80's. close to normal. a little unsettled outside today with upper level energy moving through even early this morning and later on today with a cold front. there's heavy rain in hagerstown. thunderstorms up there. 77 degrees in hagerstown. hancock,ifting toward and scot maryland. pushing to eastern frederick county and a downpour in germantown. 82 at reagan national. 88 this afternoon with isolated showers. some of those could become severe with gusty wind. now to lisa baden. >>> kenilworth avenue at the district line, eastern avenue there is a wreck. i am not sure which direction. police are on the way. kenilworth avenue at eastern ave. district po
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Aug 3, 2010 5:00am EDT
george's county is down. crime fell overall 6.3% in the first six months if compared with the same time last year. violent crime dropped 11.7%. homicides were down 14%. >>> there's a new poll that shows what we are really doing during the work hours online at. amazon as a reason to celebrate. rob nelson as those stories and more. >> the new amazon kindle is flying off the shelves. amazon has already sold out of the two new models of the electronic reader of week after producing it. it is the cheapest yet, costing $139. still taking pre-orders but they will ship a week later, going out around september 4. a new report finds queers spending more time on line on social networks and blogs. a quarter of our time of the web is devoted to websites like facebook, up 16% from a year ago. still doing pretty much the same thing like messaging and reading news. it is just that facebook is changing the way we get that information, becoming more personalized. the game's vdot email as the second most popular online activities. class of the titans was something of a bust of the box office, but it's the
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Sep 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
injuries. >>> former state delegate rushern baker it will be the new prince george's county executive. yields on what margin against its closest competitor, prince george's county sheriff michael jackson. baker told supporters he is ready to lead. >> prince george's county is ready to be first in education, first in job creation, first in opportunity, first in an innovation, first in integrity, and first in public safety. >> he went on to say that he believes it's time to make a good county great. former maryland gov. bob ehrlich won the chance to try to get his old job back. the defeated brian murphy in the republican primary. that sets him up for a rematch with martin o'malley, who easily won the democratic primary. log on to tbd.com similar results. more election results. >>> thousands of voters cast early ballots before yesterday's primary. even taking that into consideration, the turnout was still light. >>> still ahead, continuing coverage of tuesday's primaries and we will talk about the power of the tea party. >> and a college football first. reggie bush makes a dramatic decis
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May 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
>>> straight ahead prince george's county corruption. a six-month federal probe has ended with a guilty plea. >> arnolds originator's affair, new details about the timing of the scandal and the actor's children are speaking out. >> flash floods warnings. more rain means another chance of high water. ""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. it is wednesday, may 18. i'm scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. thanks for being with us on this wednesday morning. let's get started with traffic and weather. you could feel the m mugginess in the air. >> we will be into a summerlike weather pattern by sunday. first let's get the watches and warnings. flash flood watch in effect for everybody. we could have flash floods. there are active flood warnings for some area creeks and streams especially around fauquier county and culpeper county. no. loudoun county. there are showers straddling the potomac and moving all the way into the potomac highlands. low 70's's this afternoon. they wi
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Feb 28, 2011 5:00am EST
quiet. beltway to montgomery and prince george's county looks good. no troubles on 66, 95, 395. on the key bridge out of virginia there was a crash. you could use the memorial bridge instead. >>> only a few surprises at the kodak. last night in hollywood. for those that make the movies and those who love to watch them. the academy awards are a chance to pay tribute to the best of the best. >> arch campbell and ms. simpson wore on the red carpet rubbing elbows with the stars. >> it was a glamorous night filled with awards. >> the oscar goes to -- >> bank you. >> a few shocking moments. >> it looks so [bleep easy. >> melissa leo left viewers speechless during her acceptance speech. and then there was christian bale for best supporting actor. >> my wonderful wife. >> and at the way and james franco energized the crowd with a little song. i thought australians were our allies ♪ >> dancing and even a little cross dressing. natalie portman won for best actress. colin firth won best actor. the 2011 picture of the year was the story of king george vi. the big winners were not big surpris
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Feb 16, 2011 5:00am EST
-threatening condition. we have princennow george's county fire and the massacres still working the scene right now at this hour or. -- fire and ems working the scene at this hour. this is a situation where a tractor-trailer hit the drc bridge embankment. both lanes were closed at one time. now one lane of the inner loop is back open. but there are still some -- is slow traffic. the drc bridge will remain closed until they get a safety inspector to look at the structural integrity of the bridge. at this point they are not sure whether it is safe or not. we will keep you posted on what we are hearing on the scene and bring you the very latest as soon as we hear it. live in forestville, courtney robinson. >>> knew this morning, police are investigating a suspicious death in gaithersburg. officers found man and woman in an apartment around 11:00 last night. the man was pronounced dead at the scene. the woman is being treated at a hospital. investigators believe that this was a domestic incident. >>> authorities in charles county are investigating an apparent murder-suicide where the victim w
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Oct 12, 2010 5:00am EDT
. -- weekends track work. >>> an altercation in prince george's county left four people with stansell one -- stab wounds. four people stabbed. a lot of police activity in this area. those four ranged in age is between 19 and 23 years old. police tell us all of them were transported to area hospitals. unconfirmed reports that this began at an area near college park and the the individuals were found a few in a nearby neighborhood. there are no arrests in the case at this point. back to you. >> thank you. >>> more breaking news, from gaithersburg. maryland state police say that a pedestrian was struck and killed on interstate 270 near montgomery village avenue. the driver stayed on the scene. few other details given about what happened. >>> transportation secretary redolent will headline an event aimed at reducing pedestrian accidents. this follows several recent incidents in our area. on friday a child was hit on georgia avenue with a woman on silver spring. yesterday a teenager was injured by a gaithersburg police officer. on sunday two people died after being struck in north bethesda, ro
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Feb 22, 2011 5:00am EST
county, maryland and charles county on the two-hour delay. frederick closed. prince george's county closed. st. mary's county and d.c. public schools, two-or delay. federal government open, unscheduled leave or telework. >>> we will check in with lisa baden in a moment. first, adam caskey, it came down pretty good in some areas last night and still some this monica. >> in terms of stimulation -- in terms of accumulation, we of the spectrum in terms of the totals. let's start with some of them. no. carroll county, 6 inches. walkersville, 4 inches. lovettsville, 2.5 inches. frederick got 3.5 inches. in hagerstown, 4 inches this morning. that is from my friend lisa. it is exiting charles county and there's still a little left over in lower southern maryland. gradual clearing, highs today in the mid 30's. >>> accident on the no, after pennsylvania avenue. there's no traffic on the beltway near connecticut avenue where there was a crash. the tractor-trailer has been cleared. , that accident is on the shoulder. this camera tells the tale. 270 in clarksburg on this picture. back to you. >>
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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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May 17, 2011 5:00am EDT
>>> former prince george's county executive jack johnson heads back to court. a new twist in the corruption scandal. >> the head of the international monetary fund has gone from a pricey hotel suite to rikers island jail. i will have more on that coming up. >> new revelations about arnold schwarzenegger's split with his wife. the shocking reason for the separation. "to "good morning washington at 5:00 a.m." begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. expects >> good morning washington. it is tuesday, may 17. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. great to have you with us. let's begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden shortly. adam caskey, we begin with you. >> it's not going to be raining everywhere at the same time, but there will be heavy showers pushing through the region throughout the day. we will start with a flash flood watch that is in effect for the entire viewing area. rivers creeks, streams roadways could get flooded quickly in some of the downpours, especially around midday and this afternoon. most of the
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Apr 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
former uva lacrosse player george huguely up here the panel will review a first-degree murder robbery burglary, and grand larceny charges and will decide whether or not to indict him or to allow the case to proceed to trial. -- and to allow the case to proceed to trial. he's accused of killing his ex- girlfriend yeardley love. >>> a double shooting happened in broad daylight. two men were shot yesterday near r street across from shaw-howard station. there were taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. no arrests and been made. >>> aaa says the national average for regular gas is $3.83 a gallon. above $4 in d.c. and in six other states now. the average for regular in the d.c. area is $3.87 a gallon. gas prices rose 29 cents a gallon in the past month alone. in the last story we heard, the man said the prices went up while he was pumping. >>> keeping air traffic controllers awake, the faa is taking extra steps to make sure anyone on the overnight shift is not sleeping on the job. >> on the weekend the government announced sweeping changes to keep the skies safe. some cri
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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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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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Jul 28, 2010 5:00am EDT
more. courtney robinson is at prince george's county police headquarters with the latest. good morning. >> jason scott has been indicted on two murders in prince george's county. the other three murders you referred to have put the community on edge. we understand that police as far away as texas have opened investigations into him. officers tell us this is the face of a serial killer. 27-year-old jason scott, charged with murdering delores dewitt and teenage daughter ebony in march of 2009 and leaving their bodies in the top of this car. >> what satisfaction with to get of taking lives? >> that is a question delores's mother might never have answered. >> i feel at peace knowing he's off the street. >> investigators got a break after federal agents discovered this abandon the upper marlboro mansion that they believe scott and others used as a hideout. officers found evidence inside from the dewitt murders that led to the indictment. >> i hope this indictment will help bring some sense of alm -- calm to the community. >> one of the most notorious criminals this area has seen, scott burk
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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 10, 2011 5:00am EST
alleged gunman. keep it on good morning washington. >> prince george's county police are fighting back against the recent spike in violence. nine people have been killed since the beginning of the year. more detectives are being transferred to the criminal investigation division and the narcotics enforcement division. officers will meet with community leaders this week to get their help to help stem the violence. >>> the former university of virginia lacrosse player accused of killing a women's lacrosse player will be back in court today. he will make a video appearance in court after prosecutors filed new charges against him on friday. he was already charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of yardley love last may. >>> investigators are talking to witnesses and try to unravel a nightclub shooting data the life of a baltimore police officer. it happened really sunday morning in downtown at a round. officers were called to help break up a fight at the club and someone fired shots. and a-year veteran of the force and another person were killed and four others w
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