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Jan 5, 2011 5:00am EST
break the news out of prince george's county. the suburb has recorded their fifth murder. it happened overnight during a quadruple shooting for them. >> police talus day are canvassing the area for suspects in all of this. they were first called out here to this section of around 11:45. there were reports of gunshots. they fell one person dead and three others are suffering from gunshot wounds. this is a very active seen. investigators have recovered 18 bullet cases. no identification on anyone out here. did they believe they were young adults. this is a seem very familiar with the county already this year. they found a man dead in a car outside a nightclub. last year, homicides were down in the county. it is a tough way to start the new year. >> thank you burda it is 5:02. change comes to capital hill. republicans are vowing to challenge the president and the. this is a high point for republicans. they have 85 of the new members being sworn in prevent a vote is set for next week. >> we are here to represent the values of the country. >> the gop has vowed $100 billion in spen
ABC
Feb 2, 2011 5:00am EST
accident on the george washington parkway. the northbound is now closed .ajad police telesis it is a single vehicle crash. you will have to go up to 140. the new king it on the parkway. a southbound traffic is bidding by. nothing to report across the bridge. here we are. and we are back to the news desk. >> 36 degrees. the time is 5:42 a.m. the super bowl soothsayer picks this year's winter. -- winner. >> pepco under fire. we have drink in the rich, bold taste... of premium roast coffee -- 100% arabica beans. it's so rich, but so just a dollar. on the dollar menu at breakfast. and that's what we're made of. ♪ ba da ba ba ba he wanted a curriculum designed to meet market needs, with faculty who brought real-world perspective on where the business world was headed and the practical experience to help him make an impact. my name is sean blankenship, i'm making the electric car more accessible, and i am a phoenix. [ male announcer ] imagine what a business degree can do for you. with four northern virginia locations, one is closer than you think. with four northern virginia locations
ABC
May 4, 2011 5:00am EDT
dead. bc 7 news. >> ok. thank you very much. that ile, we have learned former president george w. bush attending ceremony ground zero bin laden's death. president obama invited him. celebration. the ated kesman said he appreci to offer but has chosen stay out of the spotlight. e'll have the latest developments surrounding the death of osama bin laden and 24/7, you can website at n to our wjla congresswoman.com. 5:06 now and 49 degrees outside. "good l to come on morning washington." a meltdown on the ice. chance have one last o avoid elimination at the ands of the lightning. thruss a tough schedule for prince charles. day two of his trip to the district. >> but first we have a cooler, t start to your wednesday >> 5:10 on this wednesday morning. it is a damp start to the day. or l need your raincoat umbrella. around lunchtime we'll start to ee a bit of sun in the sky and some improvement. you're getting a break in the ain in southern maryland but crossing o heavy rain er the potomac right on your doorstep approaching st. mary's ounty as well. prince gorge's county. - george's coun
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 5:00am EDT
still expected to speak at george washington university tonight despite a health scare in yesterday. he spent the night in cleveland hospital after complaining about an upset stomach. he will be released early this morning. >>> president obama will be in richmond talking about his efforts to improve the economy. he will hold a similar event in iowa this morning. and he goes back to school to try to energize young voters. >> the stakes are too high for our country and future. >> democrats and the young people's votes to keep their status in congress. but 55% plan to vote in november according to a poll. >> i was excited about him getting elected. i am not really excited anymore. >> we do not have an inspiring figure to rally behind. >> kathleen sebelius did her part by rallying university of maryland students last night. >>> we are following a developing story this morning. the eiffel tower shut down again because of terrorist threats. >> they are working on and not specific threats. the morning. -- good morning. >> we were talking about homeland security a few days ago. authorities say
ABC
Jan 27, 2011 5:00am EST
montgomery and prince george's county schools closed. d.c. public schools are closed. the federal government will open two or as late. >> time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. needless to say, this was the most significant event this season for us. >> definitely. it was heavy, wet snow. the temperatures were mild, which caused the heaviest snow. a week tree limbs san and take down power line spirited hundreds of thousands without electricity this morning. sometimes referred to this as heart attack weather because people do get heart attacks when shoveling snow. please be careful when you venture alex to shovel snow. -- ventura out. we got 8 inches in arlington, seven in front royal. 10 inches of snow in cumberland, maryland. snow is exhorting parts of new york and pushing into new england. costing debt and another in a storm -- boston getting another snowstorm. it's 28 degrees and hagerstown. reading your 40 and partly cloudy today. >>> on the george washington parkway, they have been sitting still about 12 of course. they are inching along northbound, nearly 123. a spokesperson fo
ABC
Jun 5, 2013 5:00am EDT
george's county police need your help finding a missing man. vernon johnson of north brentwood disappeared on monday. he was last seen leaving the block of allison street in a toyota corolla with maryland license plates. the number is mrb577. officers say he has high blood pressure and diabetes and may need medication. if you have seen him, please call police. in arlington are mourning the loss of a classmate killed in a skateboarding accident. a sad story here. was8-year-old john malvar weeks away from graduating. want to get to brianne carter who is live outside the school this morning where so many students must be grieving. hereotions will be high this morning. students return here to the school with out one of classmates. 18-year-old ryan braun was -- john malvar was two weeks from graduating when tragic -- tragedy struck. he was probably one of the sweetest people i have met in my entire life, i will always member him. >> he fell onto the street outside britney's home. police say he was doing something similar to the kids in this video. it is called skitching. writing ont
ABC
Mar 20, 2012 5:00am EDT
george's county is looking into what caused a garage fire. flames spread to a home along robert lewis avenue. no one was hurt. >> a middle school students in waldorf, maryland, has been arrested, accused of bringing a gun to school. police found the weapon yesterday at mattawoman middle school. john gonzalez at the latest developments. >> [no audio] parents did receive a letter yesterday afternoon stating that a student at the middle school did bring a gun into the school yesterday morning. police said they received a tip through their crime solvers program. they quickly searched and found the unloaded handgun inside the students's locker. the 15-year-old boy told the sheriff's office than he did bring the gun from home with the intention of selling it after school. it is still not clear who the gun belonged to. the student was taken out of the school and arrested, possession of a deadly weapon. the also faces expulsion from school. mattawoman middle school sits on one of these campuses where a high school and the elementary school and our next door. reporting live in charles county,
ABC
Jul 20, 2012 5:00am EDT
fredericksburg. montgomery county is quiet and dry, and the same in prince george's county. dale city, woodbrige looking at quiet conditions. a flash flood watch if goes into effect at noon and includes all areas stated in green from the chesapeake beach is all the way to the mountains. it's going to be cloudy today 84-89 degrees. nighttime lows will be in the '60s with showers. the first half of the weekend periods of rain mainly during the early morning. otherwise cloudy and humid, and '70s to low 80's. letson an update on the commute with lisa baden. >> metro rail on normal service. nothing complicated on 95 between richmond and baltimore. 66 at 270 moving nicely. the beltway at new hampshire avenue looks good. looks good to annandale merrifield, and in tysons on the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. 5:14, 72 degrees. >> we expect a big decision today affecting pepco customers. how will affect your wallet organic artichokes, organic lettucec organic kale... does your cauliflower have a big carbon footprint? not at all. that's great. melons!!! oh yeah!! well that was uncalled for.
ABC
Apr 22, 2010 5:00am EDT
shooting outside a club in prince george's county. we will have the latest. good morning washington begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is good morning washington, on your side. >> good thursday morning. i am doug mcelway. >> i am pamela brown and for alison starling. fog this morning. we will check with lisa baden in a moment. first, brian van de graaff. >> if there is a dense fog advisory for a good portion of the. . that's until 9:00 a.m. and after that we will have a chance of an isolated shower or. we are nearly 50 degrees this morning. visibility is less a quarter mile in the foggy spots. today's forecast, a fall this morning. sunshine and clouds later. highs today near 72. let's take a look at traffic with lisa baden. >> we just heard about a crash if you're heading into chevrolet. it is southbound on the parkway near 202. several cars involved. dangerous fault of their-- fog. 95 between richmond and baltimore, no problems. 270, 66, the dallas green lake, and the dulles toll road, no problems. >> we begin with breaking news from prince george's county. two sheriff's deputies w
ABC
Nov 15, 2010 5:00am EST
to be business as usual here in prince george's county. according to a spokesperson for the county executive jack johnson, he is expected to return to work later this morning. speaking after his arrest friday johnson said he is going to continue to take care of business for the people of prince george's county for the next remaining three weeks of his term. johnson and his wife were arrested friday. johnson is accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from developers for favorable treatment. those charges he denies. also today we are expected for the first time to hear from the incoming county executive rushern baker who is expected to address the public later today. >> a teen who stumbled into the wrong apartment in gaithersburg is recovering from gunshot wounds. people thought he was intentionally breaking in yesterday so they fired a shotgun loaded with pellets. the teen got the wrong address because he was drunk. he was taken to the hospital and his injuries are said to be non-life-threatening. >> president obama is back at the white house after a trip to asi
ABC
Sep 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
to you. >> thank you. two prince george's county officers on administrative into as investigators look left one mane critically wounded. d.c. police are handling the because then happened underside of southern avenue in southeast. it happened around 10:00 last night. two princeton does county officers responding to reports walking around shots. they approached him, he officers.he they fired back. the man was struck several and taken to hospital. . a barricade situation said a catholic university student to the hospital. thece responded to disturbance after midnight. a university spokesperson said the student had barricaded room and atde a some point either jumped or fell off a fourth floor of the building. he was transported to the hospital conscious >> . mitt romney backing down from controversial comments that he made during a private fund- raiser. >> president obama responded last on the david letterman show. tuesday night, president obama weigh in on mitt romney's remarks. in 2008, 47% of people voted for and not me. what i said on election night was even though you did not vo
ABC
Feb 24, 2012 5:00am EST
talking about his decision to convict george huguely of killing his ex-girlfriend. jummy olabanji tells us what the professor had to say. >> ian spence most of his days working in the microbiology lab at the university of virginia. the past three weeks he's been inside a charlottesville courtroom taking in all the details of this high-profile trial. he says that he feels at peace with his decision. he said that the scars will always be there for him. george huguely was convicted of second-degree murder and grand larceny and they recommended a sentence of 26 years behind bars. \ the prosecution had wanted a first-degree murder charges which could have carried a life sentence. ian says the letter is one reason the jury cannot agree on that charge. >> we all did not think that the killing was premeditated. we don't think he went over there with the purpose of killing yeardley love. >> during the interview he started crying and said that he wished the murder never happened and that the jury was never put in that tough situation. they came up with a 26-year sentence because they feel george'
ABC
Dec 3, 2009 5:00am EST
nicely, as you see. we take you now to the george washington parkway. alon and doug. >> thank you. >>> a flood watch is in effect until -- in d.c. and parts of maryland. right now in calvert county, people were concerned about flooding in the community of huntingtown. most of the beach was eroded. people have piled up the sand bags as a precaution against this latest storm. >> that wind is helping and pushing all that water. >>> we have a warm 59 degrees. >> it is a big day for ben bernanke. he faces a confirmation hearing. it might not be smooth sailing. >> a massive search for a pair of missing christmas tree hunters. of missing christmas tree hunters. does it alert you without interrupting what you're doing ? does it alert you without interrupting what you're doing so you can continue to, say, send a video to someone ? holding your messages till you're ready to view them ? droid does. the notification panel-- your own personal gatekeeper. in a world of doesn't... at the jcpenney appreciation sale. use your coupon for an... extra 15% off all regular, sale, and clearance items. no exclu
ABC
Dec 6, 2011 5:00am EST
. >>> later this morning former prince george's county executive jack johnson will learn how much time he will spend in prison for accepting bribes. several of the acts were caught on tape. we are live in greenbelt. good morning. >> that sentence he begins here at 9:30 this morning. many are expecting that jarret johnson will receive a stiff sentence especially with all of the evidence against him. >> come in. >> there is a video of the alleged corruption. jack johnson taking tens of thousands of dollars in bribe money. >> thank you. >> there is always the fbi wiretap, where he instructed his wife to hide more money. >> put it in your panties and walk out of the house. >> all of this evidence that the federal judge will consider as the sentences of the former prince george's county executive. if federal prosecutors have presented a 75-page document outlining the corruption. as the prince george's county hospital center struggle to stay open, johnson was planning a sweet retirement deal for himself. >> it is part of -- i am trying to lineups' something for myself. clarkso>> many re
ABC
Aug 26, 2011 5:00am EDT
schools in prince george's county are still closed after the earthquake. you can also find a full list on our website wjla.com. >> this time is 5:17. weeks before the anniversary of the september 11 attacks former president george bush is speaking out. it will air on the "national geographic" channel. >> obviously i was horrified like everybody else. unlike everybody else, i had a job to do at that particular moment. the first thing a leader has to do is project calm. >> the pettitte was visiting a florida elementary school when he learned that the up country was under attack. the show will air this sunday on the national geographic channel. >> facebook breaks 1 trillion hits. apple ponders a future without steve jobs. >> in today pause attack bites apple after steve jobs. the new ceo wasted no time reassuring employees that apple will not change. michael gartenberg agrees that the company will do well without its guiding force. >> the products are good products. >> steve jobs is not completely gone from apple. is expected to continue to weigh in on decisions. another tech giant f
ABC
Nov 16, 2011 5:00am EST
prince george's county. scattered about along 66 and shenandoahof the valley. from the southwest to the northeast. have all point out we moisture pushing our way. some of this will bypass us. the cold front is going to move southeasterly. it is going to usher in cooler tonight and will bring her of days.next couple areas of low pressure will trigger and develop our showers even an isolated thunderstorms. the most part, 1 inches. by early tomorrow morning, it is going to taper off until midday. some sunshineee but breezy and cooler. highs near 50. we are good through york ave. no worries to report south on north capitol street. love that you when you get to the top of the hill. onld on 16th street -- good 16th street. 295, a crash on the parkway at alabama ave. northwest is fine. massachusetts avenue if you take wisconsin, could on the clara barton parkway. >>> 5:23. 56 degrees. >> the caps hit a sour note in city. how their late lead to if it away. >>> the nba labor disputes is headed for court. all filed antitrust lawsuits against the lead yesterday. the players' union retained an
ABC
Jun 10, 2010 5:00am EDT
news from prince george's county. police are investigating a triple shooting. in oxon hill at 3:00 a.m. in the 900 block of marcy avenue. three people were shot. none of the injuries are life- threatening. it is not clear what led to the shooting. >>> in our top stories, investigators are searching for suspects in a triple shooting in northwest last night. two people -- i should say it was two people in two cars a shot at each other, two suffered a non-life threatening injuries near howard university campus. sources tell us it may have been a drug deal gone bad. >>> president obama me today with families of 11 people killed in the old rig explosion that led to the lil disaster in the gulf of mexico. -- oil disaster. the containment ship is capturing 15,000 barrels a day and it's reducing the time it takes to process claims of those affected by the oil spill. >>> a bomb exploded at a wedding party and southern afghanistan. the crowd was sitting down to eat when the blast occurred. 70 people injured. the bride and groom survived. no one is claiming responsibility. >>> a pretty fun st
ABC
Dec 31, 2009 5:00am EST
prisoner is charged with attempted murder after opening fire inside a court house. george phillips was awaiting a hearing on bank robbery charges. he was in a holding cell where he stabbed a deputy in the face. both deputies are expected to recover. >>> it is the last day of the decade. the party in times square is about to get started. this is a live picture of times square in new york city. thousands of people will be packing the seets to watch the world famous ball drop. the theme this let there be courage. you can watch this all from your living room right here on abc 7. >>> the time this 5:08. we have a sleet and freezing rain outside. there is news in the fight against swine flu. the worst might not be over after all. the risk to kids is still high. we still continue to check the last winter storm of 2009. troublespots abound today because of all the have you gotten your seasonal flu vaccination? great - but your work's not done yet. we still need to get the h1n1 flu vaccination. you, me -- we should all get one. the vaccine is safe and proven effective against this highly contag
ABC
Aug 31, 2009 5:00am EDT
baltimore. 70 between hagerstown and baltimo. we good. we will loood at a prince george's county with no complaints. we'll look through seat pleasant on 214. a nice ride around the beltway. approaching the beltway is traffic on the right, southbound on 270. every traffic already. back inside. >> i know you have been following the extreme makeover fe have been doing locally. it came down to the wire. the cast and crew have done it again. >> move that bus! >> with that, the creator of the fishing school got their first look at the results. the fishing school was the second local project the team was working on. they have served thousands of kids. volunteers scrambled to g the renovation done. >> it looks beautiful. >> they were saying last wednesday of that they needed help. >> do not lean against the walls yet. a blue streak down your side. the former first daughter is getting into the tv business. schultze served as a correspondent for the "today" show. it will be a second job. she is already a teacher and it baltimore school she will have an interesting perspective as a teacher. >> t
ABC
Aug 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
lookout is where we had the back edge of the rain, pushing east. southern prince george's county and south of clinton is where we have light rain moving toward northern calvert county. light to moderate rain in most of calvert county, the bulk of the moving to the eastern shore. there's a sprinkle in darnestown and poolesville. a good amount of clouds over the metro area. 73 in the district, 68 in frederick. winchester, 64 along with cumberland and culpeper at 68 degrees. 90 this afternoon. that's pretty close to average. more showers and storms are likely if throughout the day. they will be widespread and numerous into the afternoon and early. early some of them could contain a little hail. slow-moving downpours. partly cloudy tonight, near 70. in the 50's in outlying areas. -- 60's in outlying areas. ties in the low to mid 90's tomorrow into the weekend. chance of storms on saturday and sunday and lingering into monday. let's go. to lisa baden for go. >> 95 nor the amount leaving the beltway getting past 212 powder mill road, traffic moving very quickly. -- 95 northbound. folks mov
ABC
Feb 2, 2010 5:00am EST
prince george's county. two people are dead after a car collision. >> awards season gets into high gear. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good tuesday morning. i am doug mcelway. >> and diane greta kreuz. we have school closings and delays. >> let's get right to them. let's started maryland's. -- let's start in maryland's. >>> your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. atom is in for brian to bed. he is tracking the next one -- adam is in for brian today. >> this will taper off by tomorrow morning. we have the chance of another major storm friday into saturday. that is something we will keep an eye on. it will affect the rush hour home. camp springs, 17. newington, 19. it is still called. not as cold as yesterday morning. there is a chill in the air. -- it is still cold. we will see snow slowly moving from the southwest to the northeast. it looks like it will start around madison and culpeper counties. early afternoon, holding
ABC
Dec 1, 2010 5:00am EST
kind of nervous on a high wind it day. everything is open on beach drive and the george washington parkway. this is 270 traffic in the rain and southbound into germantown. now to alison and scott. >>> we have a look at some of the latest power outage numbers. pepco is reported just over 2400 customers without power in d.c., montgomery county, and prince george's county. >>> the heavy rains already causing problems around our area. courtney robinson is live in alexandria, or people face the threat of rising waters. >> this storm went from nothing at about 3:15 to this spirit we have heavy rain coming down. these high winds. you can see we have this treat blowing. we have seen to break already in the streets. what you cannot say is the potomac. it is extremely choppy. seen the water coming up just a little bit. the hope is it will not come over. in manassas, we have seen pooling. is something you will want to watch out for on your commute. the heavy rain coming down. it will slow things down for you. you will want to add some extra time into that commute. we do have the coastal flood
ABC
Sep 23, 2011 5:00am EDT
prince george's county getting clipped by a shower. more moisture coming our way. heavy at times this afternoon and evening. steve? >> we'll start with a look at 395 from springfield to duke street on your way up to the 14th street bridge. things looking pretty good so far. you'll find delays on northbound 95 in virginia. the fog is obscuring the springfield camera now so we can't really show you that. belt way university boulevard moving a little more heavily now on the outer loop. then over to the american legion bridge looks like they got that barrel out of the road way and everything is open. back to you. >> about 70 degrees outside. coming up, metro makes a big announcement. how it could change the way you pay for a ride around town. >> plus, look out below. just hours from the expected impact. find out where a giant piece of space junk is predicted to land here on earth. >> first we'll tell you why lady gaga wants to sit down with a >> family and friends will gather at a southeast washington church today to say goodbye to dominique frazier. the 18-year-old was stabbed to death i
ABC
Aug 24, 2009 5:00am EDT
new guidelines later this morning. >>> class is also begin in prince george's county. over 30 schools will be welcomed. charles and frederick counties are also opening today. >>> you can expect delaysn from 10:00 tonight until 5:00 morning. e thr illoop we l beopo t onewndo to one lane becausef othe bridge oro eth pthe eisenhower connector sd now be opened. crews planned to reopen it a few minutes ago. >>> steel beams will be lifted into place for a new bridge over route 123. it is part of the beltway ho lane project. exit ramp closures on the beltway and tysons corner for the next three weeks until 5:00 a.m.. also the closures on route 123 until 5:00 a.m. >>> the cash for clunkers program is now headed for the garage. it ends at 8:00 p.m. tonight. many local dealers have already shut down the program. they need the time to get in the paper work. others have all ran out of eligible cars. >>> a key senator wants to call a timeout on health care reform. joe lieberman said the president should scale down on t health plan pushed until the economy is out of danger. democrats need l
ABC
Aug 6, 2009 5:00am EDT
that deadly shooting pree had apparently b planning this for months. 48-year-old george sodini wrote in a diary that he planned to do it in january but he chickened out. he complained he had not gone on a date or slept with a woman in years. he killed three women before taking his own life. freed of reporters laura ling and euna lee are speaking about their ordeal. the women said they were kept separated and were fed meals with rice with rocks. they were pardoned on tuesday after former president bill clinton helped win their release. william jefferson is looking at prison time. a federal jury convicted him on bribery charges. he is accused of taking money to broker business deals in africa. $90,000 was found stashed in his freezer. >>> bill would allocate tens of millions of dollars for luxury planes to transport members of congress. the planes are capable of flying nonstop from d.c. to beijing. the pentagon asked for when jet for the africa command. other jets were asked for to fly members of congress. >> they criticize automaker ceo's for flyi i they want to fly out of town. >> al
ABC
Mar 18, 2010 5:00am EDT
accidents on the beltway this morning. the one in prince george's county is near the ikea, route 1 in college park. everything is on the shoulder. the other is at river road. you can just see the flashing lights. that is on the shoulder. >> outside this morning, it is ol in some spots. mid 30's. 47 in alexandria. cool to start o this morning. it will be another mild afternoon. today will be near 70 degrees. a few clouds are streaming in down to the south and east. they will not ruin your day. they will retreat later in the day. most of us will see a total sunshine. a spectacular stretch for today, tomorrow, into saturday. plenty of sunshine. gorgeous conditions. a system does approached late sunday with some rain. it will stick with us on monday. we will take it while we have it. near 70. today with a light breeze. clear and pleasant tonight. upper 30's to mid 40's. continued sunny and mild tomorrow. on saturday, low to mid 70's. spring begins on saturda clouds roll in on sunday. we will be on in the 50's on monday. we have a beautiful stretch of days. get out and enjoy. >> thank you.
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
Feb 16, 2010 5:00am EST
the radar through prince george's county and charles county, spotsylvania, stafrd, fauquier county. they are spreading chemical on 66. numerous spinoffs on 95 and along route 3. college park, this is an 18- wheeler on its side. the ramp on both sides of the beltway onto 95 north are close. >> thank you. >>> we are already seeing big problems on the roads. school systems in session and the federal government opened, the morning drive can seem more like a nightmare. pamela brown continues our coverage in chevy chase. >> commuters will have to pay a lot of obscles as they drive here. onto connecticut avenue, at the far right lane is completely covered with snow. drivers lose this lane. a tractor trailer has overturned on the beltway. this day has been dubbed terrible traffic tuesday. get ready to fend for yourself. >> it is going to be horrible. >> these same problems that snarled traffic on friday could cause a repeat this morning. maryland workers have been working around the clock. the have been coding pavements. >> i am impressed. it is a long way to go. >> major thoroughfares hav
ABC
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
Aug 7, 2009 5:00am EDT
the driving. this is dulles airport. good on the greenway, the toll road, and this is the george washington parkway traffic north of the airport. >> thank you. >>> metro meighen's work will intensify this weekend -- metro maintenance work will and testify -- will intensify. >> trains will be sharing one track. orange line riders should aired an additional 30 minutes. there will be delays at night on the blue and yellow lines beginning late sunday night. >>> grab your list and get your back-to-school shopping done this weekend. virginia's sales tax holiday begins today. matt brock is live with some details for us. >> i stepped out to a department store a week ago. i was astounded. i never shop. i was astounded by how much the markdowns war. retailers are working to get retailers -- to get shoppers back into the store. you can get another 5% off. check out tysons corner last year. >> you canee with a lot of money. >> this woman came all the way from baltimore. >> it is going to help us out. >> it is back on this weekend, the tax free holiday. shoppers will be scared clothing items
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Sep 8, 2009 5:00am EDT
, traffic and south george mason drive towards king street will all be diverted. road closures begin at 9:00 a.m. >>> things should be back to normal on metro after extensive track work. three stations were shut down on friday night. there were scheduled to open at 5:00 a.m. this morning. free shuttle bus service was available on the closed stations. more than 40,000 people had used all of those buses. >>> we are following a developing story where officials are investigating a small fire in suitland. this was at 1230 -- at 12:30 this morning. the fire was quickly put out. it appears to lebanon started by fireworks. no word on whether it will affect class today. >>> congress gets right to work on health care. president obama will meet with harry reidnd nancy pelosi this afternoon. the so-called gang of six san orders would get back to work. >>> it -- the health care would scrap the public option. it hasax credits and a cost of about $100 billion less than the current bill. president obama is expected to spell out what he wants in final legislation in a speech wednesday night. >>> conc
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Nov 10, 2011 5:00am EST
. the headline is the fog this morning. of 95 where we have the advisory until 9 a.m. prince george's and low or southern maryland into the neck.rn look out your window and you what i'm talking about. visibility is going to be a of a mile or less. relatively mild. 52 in hagerstown. winchester 54. our way to the mid 50's. then they will slide as we go weekend.he cooler and windy tomorrow. >>> they are getting ready to clear perils' out of the way, connecticut avenue on to georgia avenue. you see that board there. that is traffic leaving eye-to 70. -- i-270. be careful if you will experience the farm. no accidents right now. good from our friends in the district. you.ank >>> more fallout from the sex scandal at penn state. the board of trustees fired joe paterno and the university president. many students took to the streets. some of violent. to the newsroom with details. >> most of them were students to the streets last night in state college. police had to step in. this morning, the winningest in college football history is fired. a night of protests in downtown college. police pepper
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Aug 17, 2010 5:00am EDT
george's county police department could lose some of its most experienced officers. 243 officers are eligible to retire and start receiving full benefits. top commanders and the police union on or about a potential retirement tsunami. a union official says there is little incentive to stay on the job after 20 years. >>> in "tech bytes" shares of -- there is your favorite writer ray recipe and an application. >> the news cameras making the rounds on facebook. it tries to treat members into downloading and button. it says the official dislike but ton. it's trying to trick users into sharing personal information. microsoft hopes that it's a smart phones will become popular gaming devices. today it will announce its bringing more than 50 xbox lives titles to windows 7. microsoft will also link the fallston it's xbox live service. the funds go on sale during the holidays. "everest" is a game where players compete to find hidden objects as they race to reach the top of mount everest. >> one of the things i like about the game is the multiplayer mode. you and your friend can going to do it.
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Aug 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
. that is historic. >>> in the day ahead a new speed cameras program begins in prince george's county. there's now camera near a middle school and at an elementary school in fort washington. police will issue warnings for about 30 days and then start mailing out tickets. officials say more cameras will be installed in the next few months. >>> today marks your first chance to see the newest monument on the national mall. the martin luther king jr. memorial which opens to the public at 11:00 this morning,. it will be open again on tuesday, wednesday and thursday. the official dedication ceremony? will be held on sunday. we will have a live preview later this hour. >>> police are looking for a person of interest after a child was wounded by a stray bullets. 18-year-old deven matos is not a suspect, but police would like to talk with him. the child is in critical condition after being shot saturday night at the glenarden apartments. shots were fired during an argument between two people at the apartment complex. the nearly-two-year-old child was in his mother's arms when shot in the face
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Aug 20, 2012 5:00am EDT
. let's get to adam caskey. >> thursday of school in prince george's county. bring an umbrella for your backpack. think you will need much. we will have a spotty rains throughout the day. much as yesterday, but as cool outside as yesterday. 66 in northwest d.c., 65 in hill, 65 inon gainesville. to about 80 degrees for the gh temperature. locations in the upper 70's sunnyh a few breaks. baden, what's the latest? >> off to a pretty good start as far as the beltway, interstate travel. been watching the commute begin to unfold. 81, route 11, interstate 70, 2790, looks good out of southern maryland and in prince george's county. looks good. normal between fredericksburg springfield on i-95 and good between washington and baltimore. >> summer is over for thousands youngsters in prince george's go back to school today. using the tools to keep. them keep that involves speed cameras in school zones. john gonzalez explains from mitchellville. >> much like the students, speed in the area have also been on vacation. they will be turned back on this morning. the superintendent of prince george'
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Aug 21, 2009 5:00am EDT
for 11:00 a.m. at george mason university's johnson center in fairfax in newbere i hall. his campaign hopes that the speech will click with northern virginians who might be skeptical. deeds is running behind mcdonald in a recent "washington post" poll, in part because he has yet to win over northern virginia voters who say they know very little about the state senator. >> the fairfax county board of supervisors has some advice for virginia's gubernatorial candidates. sharon bull over awants them to tell voters how they would solve northern virginia's transportation problems. she says things are so bad, fairfax county now gets only 1/10 of the amount of state aid it used to receive for secondary road construction. >> within 2004, our allocation for secondary road construction projects was -- i think it was $24 million. this year, it's $240,000, not even enough to put up a traffic signal. that's just not ok. it's not feasible. it's just not responsible. >> bulova says any candidate who does not ad very create a new source of funding is not serious about easing congestion. >> po
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Aug 14, 2012 5:00am EDT
which d bring a casino to prince george's county. the full house is expected to resume debate this afternoon. brianne carter has more. >> later today, house lawmakers onmaryland could vote not to expand gambling. night the house committee passed a bill that allow table games and maryland's existing casinos and casino in prince george's county, likely at national harbor. at the economic impact , pretty hard for to say no to that. >> opponents have been working to defeat the bill. the group does not want a casino in their backyard and are using possible to get that delegates.their >> on the ground, in annapolis, mail, and lisa is blogging.in >> prince george's county firefighters investigating the fire in cheverly. the 6200 block of landover a fire yesterday afternoon? . woman unconscious extinguishing the fire. died at a hospital if. waiting to hear about the cause of death. the fire impacted three other apartments and displaced 11 people >> . verizon prepares to release a on widespread failures of its 911 backup system during the june derecho storm if. post reportsgton verizon offi
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Jun 17, 2013 5:00am EDT
george w. bush. >> tense because the plane made an emergency landing after the smell of smoke was reported in the cockpit. the jet was headed from philadelphia to dallas when it was diverted to louisville, kentucky. no one was hurt. mr. bush had attended a youth education event in philadelphia. >> the fight against the big colorado wildfires 678 the firefighters did get relief over the weekend with the weekend weather trying to put out the hot spots. the fire is 65% contained now and crews are hoping to have full containment by this thursday. the wildfires are being blamed for two deaths and the destruction of nearly 500 homes. >> it's now 5:27 and up to 72 degrees. >> ahead at 5:30 highlights in game five of the nba finals between the heat and the spurs. >> straight ahead, a teenager and a man are recovering after a double shooting in the district. now police search for those responsible. "good morning, washington" i'm brad bell. >> and i'm greta kreuz. thanks for joining us. let's get right to the weather. jacqui jeras, it's sticky out there this morning. >> it is, but it looks
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Feb 10, 2011 5:00am EST
couple of school delays. calvert county, charles county, king george county on a two-hour delay because of the weather overnight. >> some parts of our region got more than others. adam caskey standing by. >>> all it takes is adjusting to a half-inch. half-inch is what we got in lower southern maryland, parts of charles, calvert, st. mary's county. and in virginia especially in fredericksburg, northern neck of virginia, a half-inch. that's all it takes to cause a few delays. locally we got a dusting. 26 right now in the district, 22 in winchester, 20 in hagerstown, 26 in huntingtown. it feels like we are in the teens. cold this afternoon with high temperatures around freezing. well below average. in the teens this time tomorrow morning. low 40's tomorrow. a lot of sunshine again. morning clouds right now, but we will have sunshine. sunday through the weekend with warming temperatures in the 50's by sunday. >>> plenty of traffic waking up. not bad around the beltway. interstate travel has been treated. metro rail has no disruption in service this morning. let's go to live pictures
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00am EDT
george washington parkway northbound just about. still seeing some barrels and construction workers. southbound lanes have been opened. problems on 95 between stafford city.le in manassas, sudley road near manassas mall have been reopened. 270 past falls road, a quiet start. back to you. >> thank you. the criminal trial begins today two prince george's county officers for accused of beating an unarmed university of maryland student. the incident was caught on tape. john gonzalez is in the upper marlborough with what we can expect in court. >> in just a few hours those two george's county police trial inwill be on ofer marlborough, accused assaulting university of john mckennaent off campus. this was after videotape from a surface, showing the involving the officers in full riot gear and batons. the then-21 year-old was beaten after students stormed the victoryafter a school over duke basketball team 20. eight people were arrested that night, yet this young man's thatney has always argued was simply dancing t when officers against a wall. many of those charges, even the students,f we
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May 15, 2012 5:00am EDT
against former university of and virginia lacrosse player george huguely. an interrogation video and other materials will be shown during a public viewing in charlottesville today and tomorrow. he was convicted in february for killing his ex-girlfriend darden of in may of 2010. he faces 26 years in jail when sentenced in august. >> day two of maryland pose a special session. senate expected to pass a tax hike and a number of measures. brianne carter in silver spring to explain to this will affect. good morning. this affects about 70% of maryland residents. after residents in montgomery county. governor mel said he did not want to have to see a tax hike but that is what could happen if it passes in the next couple days. -- governor o'malley. >> very concerned. >>i'm the only breadwinner. i really don't know how we would make it. he will soon be in the current earning bracket that would have to pay more if the new tax package in annapolis gets the green light. a potential special session deal calls for raising taxes for people making more than $100,000. governor martin o'malley says no
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Feb 8, 2012 5:00am EST
. >> attorneys are close to having of full jury pool for the uva muderrder trial. george w. huguely charged with killing his ex-girlfriend. >> lawyers from both sides have settled on a group on which they will choose 12 jurors and three alternates. 28 candidates will return this morning. by the afternoon, they could be hearing opening statements. it was another long day in the charlottesville court room for the family of yeardley love, killed days before her college education. and for george w. huguely the process has been drawn out in part by the nature of the questions posed by those called. >> it teaches you to take a stand when you're in a situation like that, when your friend is in a situation like that. >> prosecutors want to know if prospective jurors have had their lives touched by domestic violence. they contend george w. huguely kill his ex-girlfriend and a drop in a fit of rage. defense attorneys to another tack, how do they regard college athletes? both were members of the lacrosse team. >> the they are right to have a fair trial. that is the process. >> it a college tow
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Dec 10, 2010 5:00am EST
in landover near belle haven drive. now courtney robinson is live at prince george's county police department. batman is in the hospital this morning in stable but serious condition. officers say that he tried to rob a woman and then fired shots at them. it happened around 9:00 last night in landover outside the 7- eleven store near fedex field. a woman called 911 setting betsy was being robbed. officers found two men on the scene. seen asthem fled the police were searching. -- scene. none of the officers were injured. officers found the other man a short time later. officers are trying to determine whether or not he was involved in the initial robbery. the man in custody in the hospital is awaiting charges. we will bring you more as it develops. courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >>> prince george's county police officers are back on duty. a washington post panel that reviews officer involved shootings decided to return them to duty. this is part of an effort to clear the officers and put them back to work. >>> a fashion designer from the va has been found dead in a new york hotel. 33
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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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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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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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Sep 2, 2011 5:00am EDT
of baltimore is uneventful. b-w parkway is quiet. george washington parkway has a stalled car northbound before the memorial bridge. a good ride out of southern maryland. metro rail is on normal service. >> thank you. >>> all the guys out there, this is some bad news for you. it appears washington is becoming less manly. sorry about that. that's according to a new list. >> what do they know? d.c. dropped to no. 45 in the annual list of manliest cities. it ranks the concentration of -- it measures the concentration of home improvement stores, manley occupations steakhouses and motorcycles. baltimore dropped to no. 28 on the list. really? >> i disagree with that. >> but i don't think being a feminine city is a bad thing. >> i go to home depot all the time. >> 5:23 right now, 66 degrees. >> john beck completed his preseason audition for the redskins' starting job. did he shine or get blinded by the bright light? >> today on "oprah," a candid conversation with rosie o'donnell, 4:00 and abc 7. >>> this was double-a baseball. steven strasburg was simply fantastic in his final rehab
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Feb 25, 2010 5:00am EST
plans to ask for a briefing on the killing of a teacher in prince george's county. hannah wheeling murdered last week. a police source says a 13-year- old boy is suspected. closing arguments are expected in a street racing trial. eight people were killed when two drivers were racing each other along indianead highway. taylor is charged with eight counts of vehicular manslaughter. >>> old man winter is taking a second shot this morning. the first round done to a foot of snow or more. the next rnd could cause problems for air travel. stephen tschida is live with that part of the story. >> some passengers here are disappointed to find their flights are canceled. flights canceled all across the northeast. we did catch up with some people who got to d.c. before the storm. >> we got on the phone yesterday to try to get down to miami. we thought the flights would be canceled. so we got on a train. so far so good. >> the storm hit new york. it dumped at least a foot of snow. in albany, more than two feet on the snow. a snow emergency remains in effect. hundreds of schools across the northe
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Jan 17, 2012 5:00am EST
charles, st. mary's, and southern prince george's county, south of route 50 we are seeing the rain along 95 in virginia. some wet roads across our region. 66 in fairfax. this batch is moving off to the east and will continue to move out of our viewing area, but it will be replaced by that next batch of rain moving to west virginia. some areas of rain to the first half of the day. 43 in the district. that is our average afternoon high. on our way to the upper 50's. lisa? >> we have an accident 50 west maryland, all lanes are closed. traffic coming up of annapolis save yourself the grief. you can get on from 4 minded and 24. prior to that, you'll be turned around. -- pyou can get on from 424 but prior to that you'll be turned around. as frar as maryland, no problems to the american legion bridge and to montgomery county. >> 5:32. we return to the latest developments in a crash that killed an 8-year-old boy. the man accused of driving drunk and killing the boy is in court this morning. brianne carter has the latest. >> victor aldana remains behind bars this morning. he is being held without
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