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s monday, january 2. i am cynne simpson. >> i am natasha barrett. say goodbye to the mild temperatures. parts of our area could have snowfall today. the rest will see some of the coldest air of the season. adam, give us the bad news. >> winter weather pattern we are in. we have not seen the coldest air of the season. that's moving into town. we could have this bill fuller it today through wednesday. the western facing slopes. -- we could have a few snow flurries today. where you see the pink on your screen. they could see up to a foot of snow over the next couple days the western facing slopes. 34 degrees in washington, 36 in alexandria. leesburg and germantown at the freezing mark. 36 la plata. 44 and this afternoon, breezy scattered clouds. it will feel like the 30's this afternoon.
tonight breezy, colder, in the '20s by this time tomorrow morning, wind chills in the single digits west of the blue ridge, teens locally. tomorrow afternoon we will struggle to make it to freezing for the high temperature. the coldest we have been so far is 29. we will break that by tomorrow morning. this may be the last day for a while that we can show you pictures like this. this is the beltway at university boulevard between college park and silver spring, still moving smoothly, barely any traffic. this is what you can expect on the outer loop and pretty much all the way around the beltway in maryland and virginia. looks very good. if we will head over to virginia on 395 data sports streat the 14th street bridge. looks good. over to springfield 395 and 95 looking very good also. no hov restrictions on 95. they are in effect on route 50
in maryland. back to you. >> thank you. 6:01. one day before the iowa caucuses the race is still in the air. a new poll shows mitt romney and ron paul and rick santorum said in a three-way race in the hawkeye state. the poll shows romney and ron paul in a dead heat with rick santorum close behind. the republican presidential candidates spent the weekend crisscrossing the iowa in search of votes. they will do so again today. many voters are still undecided. that is giving hope to extend its languishing in the polls. >> it will be wide open, i think. >> right now the polls show gingrich, rick perry, and michelle bachmann trailing far behind. stay with abc 7 news for complete coverage of the iowa caucuses. scott thuman will have live reports from their coming up later today. project's primary will likely stay a two-man race.
yesterday the attorney general said that he will not try to change the rules that kept others off the ballot. both candidates failed to get 10,000 signatures from registered voters. but state gop leaders say the candidates new rules even if critics call them too strict. only mitt romney and ron paul raised the necessary number of signatures. president obama is addressing supporters in tuesday night. this comes hours after his hawaiian vacation ends. the first family leave honolulu today. yesterday they celebrated the new year by learning some family history. he took his wife and daughter to his grandfather's grave as well as a museum featuring an exhibit of works by his mother. los angeles police are turning to the public for help in solving an arson spree. last night investigators released this surveillance video that shows the man who they say is a person of interest in more
than 40 fighters since thursday. most of the fire started in parked cars, then spread to nearby carports and apartments. police in washington state are looking for the gunman who could be hiding in mount rainier national park. investigators say benjamin cold and barnes shot and killed park ranger margaret anderson during a traffic stop yesterday. he is an iraq war veteran and could be linked to a quadruple shooting and a house party that happens saturday. montgomery county police have not identified two young people killed in a violent crash yesterday morning. >> they are still trying to figure out what exactly caused the driver to lose control. five people were in the car when it hit a tree in the 4400 block of jones bridge road. jummy olabanji joins us with details. good morning. >> good morning. we are hoping later this morning we will get more summations from montgomery county police into port they believe caused this
crash. they have not released the identities of the two people killed in the crash. we have spoken with friends of two of the people who died in the crash. they say this is not the way they expected their new year to begin. >> it is rough, but i have not fully processes. i'm still in disbelief. >> nate and others who knew the victims in sunday's deadly crash say the reality of what happens is too much to bear. according to friends katie karlsson was a passenger in the 2017 chevrolet trailblazer that went off jones bridge road in bethesda and hit a tree. friends say she was in her second trimester of pregnancy. also in the car was nick clayton. >> he was laid back, funny really cool. \ >> the crash happened just before 3:00 on new year's day.
friends say they don't know where the group of five had been coming from, questions police are looking into. >> i woke up to find out the someone did not make it home. that really hurts. >> there were three other young people in the car at the time. the 22-year-old driver was taken to shock trauma in baltimore, where he remains in serious condition. two other passengers 18 and 19 were taken to suburban hospital with non-life threatening injuries this morning. police are still trying to figure out what caused the crash. they have not ruled out alcohol or speed as factors so far. reporting live in rockville jummy olabanji. police are investigating an accident that sent an elderly couple to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 77-year-old john whalen and his wife, 74-year-old dorothy walking on summit avenue in kensington yesterday morning when a car suddenly drove onto
the sidewalk and struck them. the driver, maryann harrington, suffered minor injuries. former egyptian president hosni mubarak's trial resumes today. he and others are charged in connection with the debts of protesters during the demonstrations that led to his ouster last year. he also faces corruption charges. he has pleaded not guilty. iran is planning to test more missiles in the strait of hormuz today. itthe tests, a day after the country's nuclear agency announced scientists produced the nation's first nuclear fuel rods. other nations are worried that iran pose a nuclear program is farther along than originally thought > 37 degrees outside 35 in manassas. >> still ahead, another season in the books. a look back at a disappointing end for the burgundy and gold. >> plus, to check your pockets. the metro region could be home
wednesday. -- it is cool this morning. 38 in the district, 34 and winchester 41 in quantico, 42 in quantico. scattered clouds this afternoon mid 40's. isolated snow flurries especially west of town. upper 30's in the potomac highlands. the western facing slopes in allegheny off to the west is where we will have areas of snowfall today and tomorrow. breezy and cold tonight in the '20s by this time tomorrow morning. bundle up the kids a bus stop. highs near freezing tomorrow afternoon with gusty wind. let's go to steve. a look at the beltway at colesville road is still moving smoothly. this is probably an alas day where we will not have a regular commute. that is in our favor. but not for much longer.
continuing to the american legion derickson looks ok. a little volume headed northbound from newington to springfield. hov lanes are open. no hov restrictions. 14th street downtown, everything moving well. looks good of the 14th street and into downtown washington. back to you. >> thank you. 3 people hit the winning numbers in virginia's new year's millionaire raffle. one of them might be you. >> a 7-eleven store in falls church sold one of the winning tickets. the winning numbers are on your screen. 3,1,0,2,9,8. >> i wish i nevada ticket. spending the holiday weekend with tom cruise. how hollywood ended 2011. >> why shopping to commuting could cost you more in the new
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the washington redskins will spend the rest of the nfl season watching from the sidelines. they closed the 2011 campaign yesterday with a disappointing loss in philadelphia. >> the redskins stayed close until the eagles scored 21 unanswered in the fourth quarter. the final score was 34-10. the burgundy and gold go into the off season with a bad taste in their mouth. >> they were competitive. it was disappointing to finish the fourth quarter like we did. >> finished five and 11, last in the nfc east. if bbut they will get the fifth
pick in the nfl draft. we will have highlights from the giants against cowboys game in the next half-hour. 12 college games, 12 teams including the rose bowl. the full list is on the screen. the kickoff begins at noon. >> a flyers will host the annual winter cclassic. in philadelphia it will start at 3:00 p.m. 6:15 is the time. the new year means is in effect. >> some of those will cost you more money. brianne carter is live in the newsroom with where you will have to dig a bit deeper. >> this new year means new expenses for many in our area. some shoppers in montgomery county will have to spend 5 cents for backs to occurred
people to use reusable bags. -- for bags. drivers in virginia will pay a little more. the new year brings an increase on the dulles toll road. the new rate is $1.50, up 25 cents. this additional money will be used to help pay for improvements along the toll road and construction to the dulles metro project. people will take transit to work will have their tax-free benefits slashed by nearly half. congress failed to extend the benefits if before the end of the year. the $230 a month in pretax money commuters could set aside for transit use is set to fall to just $125. brianne carter reporting, abc 7 news. making news powerball prices double, but so could the jackpot. plus, mission impossible if cruises to the top of the box office. paul has those stories and more.
>> good morning. topping america's money turbulence ahead for european economies. the leaders of the continent face major challenges in 2012 such as widening deficits and increasing cuts in services. there are questions about the future of the euro. dennis will must pay exxonmobil more than $900 million -- venezuela must pay exxonmobil more than $900 million. the price of lottery tickets will be doubled. beating tom cruise at the box office since to be a mission impossible. ghost protocol earned $34 million on the weekend. ithat is america's money. adam caskey has the weather.
>> it's going to get cold this week. the coldest air of the year so far moving into account. >> you are excited. >> it's your turn. >> i want to ksnow. >> i know you do. >> a few snow flurries possible today through wednesday in the typical western facing slopes. they will have steady snowfall today and tomorrow. locally and for the vast majority of the region, just cold air moving into town. and let's take a look at temperatures this morning. not all that bad considering it is january 2. 38 in washington, 33 in martinsburg, 42 degrees in lexington park. we will make it to the mid 40's this afternoon. that is average for this time of year. if when you factor in the wind, it feels like 29 in washington, 25 in other spots.
this is an indicator in the shift in the weather pattern the bright light on the screen. that indicates the snowfall, of which is widespread lake-effect snow fall throughout the midwest and northeast. this is something we have not seen much of so far this year. it is in full effect right now. there's a shift in the weather pattern. low pressure in eastern canada giving us a west northwesterly wind. we will be very windy tomorrow. it will be breezy today. gusty air tuesday. 44 degrees today, scattered clouds a little busy, until this afternoon in the 30's. by this time tomorrow, low to mid-20s, the coldest morning so far this season locally. tomorrow afternoon we will struggle to make it to the freezing mark. gusty wind will make it feel like the teen's even tomorrow afternoon. widespread teens or their air temperatures on wednesday morning. warming up by the weekend 50's
by saturday. traffic is very light right now. we will start with 395 near shirlington on the way towards the 14th street bridge from springfield. no hov restrictions on 95, 395 66, or the toll road on the virginia side. -- no hov restrictions on 270. the left side is headed down towards the lane divide and on to the beltway. no accidents or incidents to complicate a very nice ride. springfield looks good from dale city to the springfield interchange. lanes are open. no problems. no delays. back to you. >> thank you. 6:20 30 degrees in hagerstown. >> a special delivery just in time for 2012. we will read the first baby in our area for the new year.
three others were also hurt. republican presidential candidates have one more day to convince iowa voters to support them tomorrow during the caucuses. there's a three-way race right now. but many voters are still undecided. the redskins lost to the philadelphia eagles to end the season. they kept it close until the eagles tore away in the fourth quarter, winning 34-10. the redskins went 5-11 this season. >> that is painful. getting a look at the first baby of the new year in the d.c. area. >> this baby girl was born at 12:12 p.m. on new at southern maryland hospital center in clinton, maryland. a pound, 10.2 ounces. the mother, irja bonafede, and your husband, have not named the baby yet. >> i want to touch her, those
cheeks. they said the clothing makes the man, but a robbery suspect in fairfax may be the exception. we will explain why. >> friends are morning two victims killed in a new year's day crash in montgomery county. jummy olabanji in rockville. i will have that story, coming up. >> adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center. the coldest air so far this season is working its way into washington.
barrett. >> i am cynne simpson. 2012 brings a return to winter. adam caskey is in the weather center with big changes and who might see some snow. >> we could have a few snow flurries here and there today all the way through wednesday. otherwise, if that will have an effect on the western facing slopes in western maryland and west virginia. -- and western virginia. leesburg, 32 degrees. 35 in la plata, 34 in warrenton. a cool start to the morning, but not bad. 31 in cumberland. mid 40's today, about average. blow to mid 40's. we could-- lwo to miow to mid 40's. struggling to make it to the freezing mark tomorrow afternoon.
tomorrow will be the coldest day. we will look at 270 near falls road. a few more vehicles on the road, but not enough to cause a delay. hov restrictions are lifted because of the holiday on 270. they remain in effect on route 50 and the john hanson highway in maryland. no delays in va. 395 at shirlington circle, hardly anybody offutt road -- hardly anybody on the road crew to the 14th street bridge. 14th street bridge, looks good. looks fine near pennsylvania avenue near the center of town. no problem whatsoever. back to you. >> thank you. a day before voters gather for the iowa caucuses, a new poll shows mitt romney, ron paul, and rick santorum in a three-way race. romney and ron paul in a dead heat with rick santorum close
behind. the republican candidates fanned out across the hawkeye state and will do so again today. candidates that are languishing in the polls -- the candidates languishing in the polls are feeling hopeful. >> i think it's going to be wide open. if it is more wide open that i had guessed it would be a two- stage. >> gingrich, rick perry, and michelle bachmann have been working to try to make up lost ground. stay with abc 7 news for complete coverage of the iowa caucuses. scott thuman will have live reports from there later on today. corporate in's primary will likely stay a two-man race. ken cuccinelli said he will not try to change the rules that kept rick perry and new gingrich out of the commonwealth battle. both candidates did not happen of signatures from registered voters and both went to court challenging their exclusion. state gop leaders say the candidates knew the rules even if critics call them strict.
ronnie and ron paul were the only ones able to raise the necessary number of signatures. -- mitt romney and ron paul. president obama will have a webcast for his supporters tomorrow night. the first family leave honolulu today. yesterday they celebrated the new year by learning some family history. the president took his wife and daughters to his grandfather's grave and a museum featuring an exhibit of works by his mother. los angeles police need help from the public solving an arson spree. investigators released surveillance footage of the man they say is a person of interest in more than 40 fires since thursday. most of the fire started in parked cars, but some spread to nearby carports and apartments. police in washington states are still looking for the gunman who could be hiding in mount rainier national park. investigators say that benjamin
cold and barnes shot and killed park ranger margaret anderson during a traffic stop. he is an iraq war veteran and could be responsible for a quadruple shooting at a house party on saturday. police are conducting a search. police in london county have not identified to a billion people killed in a violent crash yesterday morning. >> they are also trying to figure out what caused the driver to lose control. jummy olabanji is at police headquarters in rockville. >> we are at police headquarters waiting to get more from nation later this morning from montgomery county police into. the crash into we know that five people were in the car at the time it crashed. two of the victims passed away in the crash. police have not identified them yet, with their friends
identified them as nick clayton and katie karlsson. friends say that she was pregnant and in her second trimester. we know that this was a single vehicle crash that happened yesterday, new year's day, a around 3:00 in the morning. the car went of jones ridge road in bethesda and slammed into a tree. the 23-year-old driver was taken to shock trauma in baltimore listed in serious condition. two other male passengers 18 and 19 were taken to suburban hospital in montgomery county. they are expected to survive with non-life threatening injuries. we don't know what caused the crash. right now police and not ruled out speed or alcohol as a factor. friends don't know at this time where the five are coming from, but they are still grief- stricken by this tragedy. we are hoping to get confirmation from police as soon as they get its later this morning.
reporting from rockville, jummy olabanji. elderly couple hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after another accokeek. 77-year-old john whalen and his wife, 74-year-old dorothy were walking on summit avenue in kensington yesterday morning when a car suddenly drove onto the sidewalk. the driver, a 68-year-old mary and harrington, suffered minor injuries. police are investigating. a man robbed a restaurant in fairfax while wearing a tuxedo for around 6:30 yesterday morning at a denny's on fairfax will barnacle. a man walked in with a gun and demanded the manager to open the safe. the robber took off with cash. he is about 50 years old and may have been wearing a gray wig. we want to take a look of the day ended. former egyptian president hosni mubarak back in court today. the and several others are being tried on charges related to the debts of protesters during the demonstrations that led to his
ouster last year. he also faces corruption charges and is pleading not guilty. iran is planning to test fire more missiles in the strait of hormuz today. it fired another missile yesterday. the country's nuclear agency announced yesterday that scientists produced the nation's first nuclear rod. the u.s. and other countries fear their nuclear program is farther along than originally thought. it is 37 degrees in college park. >> still ahead, college bowl games. nfl playoff picture. and a new year, but the same old story for the redskins. >> it was a flu mr. in arkansas. dozens of birds dropped dead at the stroke of midnight. >> and a check on
welcome back. 6:39 is the time. good morning adam. >> a big shift in the weather pattern has taken place. we are going to feel that pattern. the coldest air so far this season is moving into town. the cold as we have been for an afternoon high temperature so far this winter in washington is 43. that happened in mid december. tomorrow i think that we will
struggle to make it to the freezing point by tomorrow afternoon. highs near 30 tomorrow. wind gusts of 26 miles an hour at reagan national. gusting in the twenties across most of the region. it will be a breezy day. gusty tomorrow. it feels like 29 degrees when you factor in the wind today. it is like 22 in hagerstown. by this time tomorrow, wind chills will be in a single digits west of the blue ridge and in the teens around the metro. 44 this afternoon with scattered clouds. we cannot rule out a stray snow flurry today through wednesday. breezy and colder tonight. if dropping down into the '20s by this time tomorrow, low to mid-20s with a wind chill factor. gusty tomorrow afternoon and frigid. high temperatures near freezing with wind chills in the teens by tomorrow afternoon due to the gusty wind. we will slowly warming into the fifties briefly on saturday.
not much on the roads. this is probably the last time we will have this. 270 at father hurley boulevard, no delays. very light volume northbound and southbound if between frederick county and on the beltway. looks pretty good. on 66 before you cross the roosevelt bridge moving well into the beltway. and outside the beltway as well. no problems from manassas to 495. the toll road at route 28 looks pretty good. no problem store from dulles airport. back to you. >> thank you. fireworks are planned for the deaths of blackbirds in arkansas. some people targeted them with fireworks under years each. 100 died after being hit by fireworks -- after being spooked by the fireworks and running into things and each other. it is 35 degrees in
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spend the rest of the nfl season watching from the sidelines. they close the 2011 campaign yesterday with a disappointing loss in philadelphia. >> that was painful. they kept their full until the eagles scored 21 unanswered in the fourth quarter. the final score, 34-10. the skins finish 5-11. they have locked up the 6th pick in the nfl draft. >> it is caught. >> unbelievable. >> the cowboys and giants met up last night. the winner will take the nfc east title and earn home field advantage for a first-round game in the playoffs. new york had a 21-0 lead and never let go. the giants' move on 31-14. they will face atlanta next. dallas faces the offseason. >> quite a game.
today is a big day for college football fans. j.r. martinez will be the grand marshal for the tournament of roses parade later this morning. there are six old games today including the rose bowl fiesta bowl, and outback bowl. you can find out much more on today's games at wjla.com. that makes me hungry. >> they're so much good eating on this monday that it's hard to stick to the new year's resolutions. >> people have to have snacks when they watched the games. >> what to expect in the final 24 hours before voting begins. >> josh is joining us with a preview. it is less than 24 hours. these candidates are getting desperate for votes. a lot of stuff going on. what are they doing? >> if we use the new year stood of comparison, look at this as
the fourth quarter. rick santorum has the ball,can. can mitt romney get down the field? they have packed it all into the next 24 hours. >> this really could make a big difference. >> yes because it is a caucus instead of a primary. it's about message and momentum about how many people can get in that room and talk you up and give a compelling seven points to other voters to get your support. >> and michelle bachmann and newt gingrich are still making a strong push, they say. michelle bachmann was up four months ago in that state. can we count them out? >> the question is today play some kind of spoiler? michelle bachmann could take votes away from rick santorum or rick perry could take votes away from rick santorum.
that could cost him a chance of the top spot. >> we could get a surprise? >> yes exactly it is a yo-yo and you don't know how long the string is. crack good to see you. >> happy new year. the new year means new laws taking effect. >> some of the new laws will cost you more money. brianne carter if is live in the newsroom to fill us in on this one. we will have to dig deeper. >> absolutely. the new year means thousands in our area will dig a little deeper for routine things from commuting to shopping. shopping in montgomery county will cost you a little more unless you bring your own bag. >> it's another way to get more money from people. >> there's a 5 cent tax now in effect. this is a marriage after the plan in the district's, intended to encourage the use of reusable bags with the money going towards the county's latest
cleanup initiative. >> i think the public should have a voice and should of been able to vote on this. >> it will now cost a bit more if you take the dulles toll road. a new rate is $1.50, up 25 po -- up 20 5 cents. >> that will be a lot of money. >> that will be used to help pay for improvements along the toll road and construction of the dulles metro project. the new year brings additional money news for commuters. people who take transit to work will have tax-free benefits slashed by nearly half. congress failed to extend the benefits. $230 a month in pretax money commuters could set aside for transit use if it is set to fall this year to just $125. brianne carter, abc 7 news. time for traffic and weather. >> i cannot help but notice
your next live with your children. how was their holiday? >> fantastic. my wife made me wheredid not think i would read this. of course i will wear this. they decided to get me a time. -- a tie. >> but wanted to get you something you could use something to remember them by. >> i already think of them all day. >> we will pick about them also. >> we don't mind. cold temperatures. it will get much colder over the next couple days. the coldest air so far this year is moving into town. the cold as we have had so far reagan national is 43. tomorrow we will have a hard time making untrue freezing in afternoon. i'm talking much colder air colder than anything we have felt so far this season. 38 in the district, 33 in
martinsburg, at the freezing mark in cumberland, below freezing in hagerstown. not bad in terms of tax returns early this morning. could be much worse than its glenkirk -- could be much worse, and is going to get much worse. tomorrow morning will be the coldest. 29 is what it feels like in washington. breezy to start the day. you will notice the been picking up periodically in excess of 20 miles an hour. that makes it feel like we are in the '20s. if the wind chills this time tomorrow morning will be in the teens locally. lake effect somenow is rampant in new england and the great lakes. we have not seen months this year with mild weather. the shift in the weather pattern for the time being, we are west between the system in canada and another system.
the colts air advances into place. mid 40's today. that is average. in the twenties this time tomorrow morning. feels like in the teens locally single digits out west. high temperature 32 degrees tomorrow with a wind chill in the teens in the afternoon. in the '50s by saturday. we will look at the beltway at connecticut avenue, running smoothly. inner loop and outer loop through montgomery county looks good. looks good in print to a discount ticket. across the 14th street bridge no problems all the way from springfield across the bridge and into the center of town. no accidents or injuries. hov restrictions lifted except route 50 in maryland. back to you. >> thank you. 35 degrees outs
6:00 hour 55, to check our top stories. investigators are trying to piece together a deadly new year's day crash and bethesda. two people died and three others were injured when the suv crashed. authorities have not released the victims' names. the new year means new laws and new expenses. the dulles toll road main plaza tolls rose 25 cents.
montgomery county's fire sent bag tax -- 5 cents bag tax is in effect. >> the redskins have ended the season 5-11 after losing to the philadelphia eagles. a quick look at traffic and weather. >> there was an accident outbound eastbound on route 4 after foresthill road before you get to the beltway. it's blocking the right lane as you go outbound. breezy outside, seasonable temperatures in the low to mid 40's for the high temperature. much colder tomorrow and wednesday, the coldest air so far this year. blustery wind tomorrow. low to mid 30's.