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>> this is devastating. >> that is very sad. >> strangers pay respect to a prince george's county officer killed in a crash. what led to his collision with an suv. >> president obama will appear at george mason university this morning, hours after trading jokes with mitt romney. >> he told me i needed to get off the bus. i said why? she said baby smells very bad and it is not fair we have to smell that. >> a pregnant woman expression out late at her son's dirty diaper that got them both kicked off the bus. captioned by the national captioning institute >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington."
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>> is fighting, october 19. -- it is friday, october 19. >> good morning. the showers and thunderstorms that might have gotten out of bed early this morning are finally making their way out of here. we will have a dryer day to look for. few lingering showers possible. with morning clouds. past noon, we sho see the clouds declining. that the good news. sunshine will be on the way. it is the weekend. happy friday. a gorgeous weekend ahead. here expressed forecast for today -- cloudy skies at 9:00. 60 degrees by name. 7 degrees a mostly cloudy skies. partly cloudy a mile by 5:00 with 73 degrees. -- and mild by 5:00 with 73 degrees. >> he is living quite well out of virginia and the district. the delta problems and other
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problems in maryland, montgomery county. -- the beltway problems and other problems in maryland montgomery county. blocking all lanes. this is a live look at old georgetown road. completely stopped. we're recommending you bail out at the 270 spur. otherwise he will be sitting there for quite some time. we have not gotten word from state police as to how long this closure will occur. that is the inner loop just before 355 wisconsin ave. also flooding in montgomery county from the rain last night. a couple closures. connecticut avenue still shut down in the southbound lanes as you approach franklin street in the kensington area. back to you is. >> -- back to news. >> the prince george's county police department has lost a
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second officer and a crash. >> kevin bowden was off duty when his vehicle collided with an sec. there are a lot of questions as to what went up to the crash. we're live at the police headquarters with more. >> good morning. two officers that in less than two months. the collision construction unit was at the scene for several hours trying to figure out who was at fault and is be played a factor. >> the image of the young police officers crews are wrapped around a light pole is difficult to look at. officer kevin bowden was a six year veteran of the prince george's county police force. just 28 years old and a father of two. >> this is devastating. >> the heart of the accident occurred just after 3 in the afternoon at the intersection of branch avenue. the private first class was off duty and at home when for some reason, his cruiser collided
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with an suv. >> witnesses said officer was cut off. we cannot say yet if that is what caused the accident but we are looking into that. >> in a heartbreaking scene at a hospital. grieving officers stand at attention and salute as one of their own is taken away. >> my members are hurting, try to heal from this process. try to wrap their heads about what took place. but the female driver of the suv was less seriously injured. in august, an officer was killed when his car ran off the road pursuing a suspect. >> thank you. officer kevin bowden's came less than two months after another prince george's county police officer was killed in a crash. he lost control of his cruiser after a pair of suspects accused in effect. two men still face felony
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charges in that incident. >> . moments at an arlington shopping mall. police arrested a man suspected of throwing a molotov cocktail into the food court at ballston mall yesterday. the bottle broke but did not ignite. >> i heard the crash. i looked over and saw black stuff on the floor. i thought maybe it was pieces of a cell phone that i realize security was down there talking to them and police started coming in. i figured it was something else. >> police found three other bottles nearby. the mall was evacuated for several hours. nobody was hurt. authorities do not believe this was a terrorist act. >> president obama continues to focus on the swing state of virginia. for the second time in two weeks, he will speak at george mason university today. biya live to explain how the president spent some lighter moments with mitt romney. >> good morning.
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it is now crunch time for the candidates. mitt romney will be in florida. >> back to business today for president barack obama and mitt romney as they had to key battleground states. the latest polls shows after just one day's posted a sentiment that mitt romney lead by seven points. 52% to 45%. last night, they took a break in campaigning for comedy, sharing the stage at an annual fund- raiser in new york. >> the unemployment rate is at its lowest level since i took office. i do not have a joke here. i just thought it would be useful to remind everybody. >> it is nice to finally relax and to wear what ann and i wear a around the house. >> the white side of that has been a tradition of the campaign trail for the past 67 years.
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there is no partisan rhetoric allow. just fun. >> we are lucky to have one person always in our corner. i have my beautiful wife, he has built clinton. >> some of you may have noticed i have a lot more energy in our second debate. i was really well rested after the massillon map i had in the first debate. -- after the nice, long nap i had in the first debate. the people lining up at these different events today. but the candidates otherwise. -- not just the candidates but there wives. >> thank you. >> still ahead encouraging news for drivers. gas prices going down.
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every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine neand i approve this message ...because we'll work together to reste fiscal responsibility grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. >> were details on a plot to blow up the federal reserve appeared practice today we have been hearing about may have been on a meeting here on a visa. jummy olabanji is here with more. >> good morning. a short time ago, officials from bangladesh and some diplomats
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will meet with u.s. officials to learn more about the man charged with trying to blow up the federal reserve building. the country's foreign minister said earlier this morning that bangladesh diplomats will meet at the state department with officials this saturday in d.c. quazi mohammad nafis was arrested wednesday in an fbi sting operation. a few years -- a few hours before that, he spoke with this parents on skype. his father told the ap he believes his son could not have done this. we are keeping a close eye on this story. back to you. >> ticket. -- thank you. time to check before cast. what's going on? >> stuck in the cloudiness. jordan thunderstorm that rumbled through the tomorrow night --
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overnight. rainfall amounts of really light in the district. just a trace at reagan national. just shy of a half of an edge at dulles. -- half of an inch at dulles. lingering showers, after an sunshine.become a really nice day. -- eventually to become a really nice day. >> troubles on the beltway. two tractor-trailer accidents on the inner loop. right now, state police have stopped all traffic. closed all lanes. the inner the plants are stopped and blocked. you may want to get off at the 270 spur. and i looked at river road. not too bad so far.
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it is going to stack up want to get to wisconsin ave. another live look at 270. volume is building. plans are open. towards the beltway, looking good. prince george's county and through virginia. back to you. >> thank you. and looks like the pain at the gas pump is starting the east. >> aaa says the national average for regular is still $3.74 a gallon. here at home, your average price is $3.88 in the district. experts say gas prices could continue to drop up to 15 cents per week for the next three weeks. that would be nice. >> some good knees. 5:14. 52 degrees. >> still to come, new developments in the case against george zimmerm [ harry umlaut ]
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>> a hearing is set today in the trayvon martin case. attorneys for george zimmerman are asking the judge for access to his school transparent -- transcripts. zimmerman is charged with second-degree morning -- murder. he says he fired in self- defense. the army appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling that the
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fort hood shooting suspect can have as beard forcibly shaved before his trial. he said the group the beard because his mother -- muslim f ace require said. the psychiatrist is awaiting trial. >> 5:18. jack is back with us. i slept through the storm left live but woke up pretty well. -- last night but woke up pretty well. >> it was kind of nasty as it rolled through but no damage. let's show you what things look like out there at this hour. it is cloudy and that is it. no lingering showers at this time. cold fronts so off to our west. we still have that chance of rain in the next couple of hours before passes on. keep that in mind when you plan this morning. temperatures are really warm.
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64 degrees to star you out with the reagan national. 60 at dulles. at the de martinsburg celek twitter picture showing the location of that front -- at martinsburg, satelliel pictrete picture showing you the location of that front. clear throughout the day today. rainfall total 39 hundredths of an inch. a trace at reagan national. the front will pass to our east today. you can to the lingering cloud as high as -- behind it. shaping up to have a beautiful weekend. we are at peak now across the central appalachians. high color expected through the shenandoah valley. pretty good color in the metro. our forecast today -- and cloud.
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lingering showers. 68-75 degrees late. partly cloudy. tonight -- 51. a beautiful weekend. highs in the upper 60's with sunshine. >> traffic looking for some, especially in the district. a look at some of our key routes in virginia this morning --66 moving well heading towards the capital beltway. also 95 up to 395. here washington, you can see where wide open. no early delays to report. our trouble spot in montgomery county. two tractor-trailer crash as on the inner loop just before 355. we are blocked on the inner loop just before wisconsin ave. you may want to get out on the spur.
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traffic jam here at old georgetown road. we will keep posted on when they reopen the lanes. back to news. >> today's tech bites. ggoel tried to recover after a rough day yesterday -- google trying to recover after a rough day yesterday. >> a surprise with a midday earnings announcement causing stock to fall 9%. google is hoping to turn things around one day revealed a new mystery device. aol wants to keep your email organizer. their newalto service works with gmail, yahoo!, icloud and aol. yelp is cracking down on fake reviews. nine businesses have already been tagged.
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general motors is making technology party. they added 3,000 hp employees to their payroll. >>
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man on radio: release the pumpkins. releasing the pumpkins. catch the great taste of pumpkin before it's gone. hurry into dunkin' donuts and grab a pumpkin muffin or donut today. america runs on dunkin'. >> cardinals win game 4. >> the team that ended the nationals season not just one
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game away from a return trip to the world series. they pummeled san francisco yesterday to take a 2 games to 1 lead. waiting for whoever emerges as the detroit tigers. booking reservations to the fall classic. slam that glove down to the ground. >> not all that is for san francisco in thursday's game. the 49ers hada 13-6 win. >> redskins have a divisional game on sunday. more on how they're getting ready. >> could this stage be any bigger for rg iii's intro to the nfc east? the head coach knows that griffin is 15th in the league in rushing. he made it a note to be in control. the stages that for the rookie.
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-- the stage is set for the rookie. >> i used to high jump back in the day. my daddy to tell me to jump the same at 6'8 or 6',. you keep the same way and i hope i will do that. the redskins hope it will jump 6'8. >> the news continues with good morning washington in a few minutes. still ahead, the latest on the presidential race. captioned by the national captioning institute
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington." on your side. >> fincher discounted police officers morning the loss of one of their own -- prince george's county police officers morning the loss of one of their own. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm natasha barrett. >> happy friday. waking up to damp weather out there. most showers and thunderstorms have exited the region. a little bit of rain in baltimore. we do have a chance of another shower popping up for the next several hours before the cold front passes. 64 degrees at reagan national. 61 in gaithersburg. 55 in friday. temperatures today, into the 70's by this afternoon.
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sunshine on the increase throughout the day. a beautiful weekend. more on that in a weekend. let's head over to traffic with angela. >> thank you. good morning everyone. traveling on the beltway in montgomery county. two tractor-trailer accidents. traffic is standing still. shutdown at wisconsin avenue on the envelope. a live look at old georgetown road, the second tractor- trailer. all inner loop plants close. at rifai wisconsin ave. also dilemmas of london reported in montgomery county. be alert-- also reports of standing water reported in montgomery county. be alert. northbound water standing in the roadway. extra caution as you head out the door this morning. back over to you. >> thank you. it does happen again. for the second time of last --
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in less than two months, prince george's county police have lost an officer. >> john gonzalez is live a police headquarters where investigators will give us more information later this morning. >> tragedy struck the department yet again in less than two months. two officers have died. the police chief says witnesses are telling the police department that someone may have cut off this officer that caused this collision. just miles from his home. the second officer to die in less than two month of the county. there were at the scene for several hours trying to figure out what happened here. this image of the young police officers crews are wrapped around a light pole is difficult to look at this morning and hard to copperhead. officer kevin bowden was a six year veteran just 28 years old
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and a father of two young children. the accident occurred after three in the afternoon. officer was off-duty, headed home when for some reason his cruiser collided with an suv. >> this is the second that we have had in two months. i asked the committee please keep the police department and this committee in their careers. >> back in august adrian died after his cruiser was a run off the road. he was pursuing a suspect. we understand two suspects still in custody today. yesterday the female driver of the suv was not seriously injured. >> thank you for the report. a man who admitted playing the role in one of d.c.'s worse
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shootings is scheduled to be sentenced. he could be spending in the 25 years in prison. he pleaded guilty to second- degree murder for opening fire on a group of people in 2010. five died. he testified against five other suspects. they were recently sentenced to 30 years to life than the prison. closing arguments are expected today in the assault trial of two prince george's county police officers. they are charged with beating an unarmed university of maryland today. the case came to a halt yesterday over the judge. the judge was once married to an expert george's county police officer who was convicted of using excessive force in an unrelated case. the judge determined the child could go on. she said to be fair and impartial. >> 18 days away now from the election. president obama trying to reach undecided voters in virginia. he is speaking at george mason
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university. he attended a special that with mitt romney last night. >> good morning. back in battleground states with now a lunchtime for this campaign. president barack obama will be back at george mason university. mitt romney will be back in florida. the swing states will be the focus over the remaining couple live days. math is going to be -- also making crucial stop in key states. everybody took a pause from the campaign trail today in a little comedy. >> alike -- we're both lucky to have someone in our corner. i have my beautiful wife.
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he has bill clinton. >> i have a lot more energy in our second debate. i was really well rested after the nice, long nap i had in the first debate. >> a few laughs there from both of the candidates last night. part of a big fund-raising event in new york. president obama will be here and the virginia about 11:45 this morning. watch out for traffic delays before and after the events. the final debate will be monday night. >> 62 degrees. >> still ahead, a seattle woman raising a stink about getting kicked off the bus with her young son. i don't spend money on
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maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do evene.ore. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland.
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it will mean hundreds ofs millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. >> happy halloween. and good morning, washington. >> are you awake now? did that scare you out of bed? of mike, -- if not the weather
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should give you up. 61 at dulles. fit by degrees in winchester. did the showers and thunderstorms wake you up early this morning? they moved out for the most part for now. cold front still off the west. rain will be possible through the new hours. only a trace at reagan national. a couple of places had over an inch. forecast today morning clouds with a few lingering showers giving way to afternoon sunshine. temperature between 68 and 75 degrees. let's head over to traffic. >> good morning everyone. the beltway this morning in virginia, heading to the falls church area. up to tysons corner. once you cross the american legion bridge, the inner loop lanes are closed as you get to 355. two to drill accidents. blogging all inner loop claims. you may want to get off before
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you even get to georgetown road. that's where we're seeing the heavy traffic right now. all inner loop blades closed at 355 on the capital beltway. be alert -- loop lanes closed at 355 on the capital beltway. be alert. looking good on 95 in maryland. virginia, and look at 95 and 395 -- looking good. one last report in both brands -- north bound on the gw. >> thanks. >> coming up, paying the price for technology. but doctors say
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>> it is 5:46. coming up in 14 minutes. not exactly a warm welcome. what happened in iraq and the one in -- when a racoon wandered into an exhibit at the zoo. >> amazing cake. we will tell you how far that was from. we will break down the politics as well. that is coming up at 6:00 this morning. >> coming up today, singer amy grant opens about caring for her father with dementia. she is one of more than 42 million americans caring for aging loved ones. keep current tax closer look at the issue today at 4:00 p.m. -- katic couric takes a closer look at the issue today at 4:00 p.m. >> amash confirms the link
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between alfred at the massachusetts pharmacy that produced the infection -- a match up confirms the link between a massachusetts pharmacy that produced the infection. 26 people have died. >> it appears that talking and texting on your phone can be people. doctors are seeing more people with neck injuries from that. also more cases of tendinitis in the palms. experts say after 10 minutes, you should take a 50 minute break and stretch your neck. did not over text. >> a corner says an accident harlan dose is what killed garrett read. he was the son of andy reid. he was found that at his dorm room back in august. a toxicology test confirmed the presence of hair when in his --
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heroin in his body. investigators say they found syringes and needles the dyfed dorm room. >> -- in his dorm room/ >> that is my only way of getting around. >> she rides the bus every day with her 1-year-old son. there were on their way to see a doctor. >> he just pooped in his diaper as soon as i get on. right after that, she told me i have to get off the bus. is it your baby -- she said your baby smells really bad and it is not fair we have to smell that. >> i said he is sick. i'm taking him to the doctor. >> she said the driver stopped and took care of. >> on top of that, she is
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pregnant. she tried her best to keep cool. west right next door where i got off the bus, there was a clinic. i went in and change his diaper. >> metro is standing behind their driver. after filing the complaint she and her son, an act but to the clinic. it turns out he had the stomach flu. after what she went through, she feels sick as well. >> i feel like i was being discriminated against and bullied. >> you can read more on the story. gma airs right after this newscast. >> unusual mystery.
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>> who stole the urinal? a federally funded urinal cake was stolen. it has an automated warning telling people not to drink and drive. >> somebody had to wrap it up in a paper towel and stuck it in their pocket or down the front of their pants which i cannot imagine doing that. >> well, somebody did it. surveillance video shot outside the bathroom door. he did not file a police report because he did that and of losing any money. >> politics may ruffle your father's if you're looking for a halloween, -- halloween costume. >> good morning. we are tracking the market's.
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another look at the housing market when a report on existing home sales comes out later this morning. also waiting for earnings from mcdonald's. investors are digesting c hipotle. they expect higher dairy and meat causes next summer. they are not laying out any specific plans to raise prices next year. they say they're ready to test elsewhere. next location will be in los angeles, opening in 2013. if you want to be big bird for halloween, you may have to make your own costume. thanks to mitt romney, big bird costumes for adults have been flying off door shells. some are even sold out. this is after he threatened to cut government funding for pbs. that is business news. >> thank you.
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have a great weekend. speaking of the weekend, we are on the doorstep now. >> happy it is friday. it will be a great weekend weather wise. have to get through today first. we do have a couple of issues out there this morning. take a look at our temperatures. they are so nice and mile. that is the plus part of the day so far. 64 degrees at reagan national. a couple of 50's out to the west. feeling pretty final rock. a cold front bought the showers and thunderstorms through the night. did you hear the loud thunder? the cold front still off to our west. that means we could still pick up another shower or two over the next several hours. maybe until noon. the clouds will be decreasing and it will be a better day. how much rain did we get? 4 tenths of an inch at dulles.
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a trace at reagan national. the cold front moves offshore by this afternoon. the main area of pressure way up into the atmosphere, leaving behind it. we will be a little slow to clear out. but i think we will for the weekend. that is the good news. yesterday, noaa released a winter outlook. they put the mid atlantic with the weaker -- chances of having in dryer, wetter or average winter. ele nino -- el nino, we thought it would emerge this fall and it has not been doing so. we will have to watch closely to see what happens. temperature wise? about the same period equal chances. does that help us that much. but that it will be a little cooler -- but they think it will be a little cooler. afternoon temperatures today
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between 68 and 75 degrees. tonight, 43 to 51. beautiful weekend. highs in the middle-upper 60's. 70's back for the and the week. let's check on traffic. >> good morning. we have been looking around on a traffic jam us for things. slick roadways is what he would deal with this morning. a couple of incidents to tell you about. northbound on the george washington parkway, the crash occurred just after memorial bridge. left lane blocks. heavy delays with that one. montgomery county police say an overturned vehicle crashed on 108, east of georgia avenue. the big stories on the beltway in montgomery county. just before wisconsin avenue, 355, all lanes are closed. the be pretty bad there. -- looking pretty bad there.
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river road great falls, delays now playback to 270. completely stopped. we will update you on this in our next traffic report. back over to you. >> thank you. time now is 5:55. >>n still to come, fans of the duchess of cambridge will expect a lot to keep up [ female announcer
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>> talk about a tall order. interesting story. the tallest man in the u.s. has his own custom-made tissues. >> reebok was planning to create special shoes for him who is just over 7 foot 8. he could not find shoes. they are size 24. that was in may. now five months later he says that he has several new paris from reebok and it's like walking on a cloud. >> he probably has a crook in his neck. a maryland man could use a better pair of shoes for his latest marathon.
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he won baltimore marathon in flip-flops, 26 miles. >> he is openly mocking those of us who cannot run in tennis shoes. well done. we have seen how various fashions worn by the duchess of cambridge fly off the store shelves. how much would cost the average person to keep up the image of kate middleton? >> they did some digging and estimated the average person would have to spend $164,000 per year. that amounts to $114,000 for clothing and $42,000 for new treatments,, color fingernails it s


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