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following breaking news across the d-m-v. a car bursting into flames overnight - trapping people inside and klling one. plus - an active crime scene right now in alexandria, after a man was found dead near a popular park. good morning washington im autria godfre right now - part of the clara barton parkway is shut down for that crash clean-up. let's get right to sam sweeney live on the scene..
first of december - dry & cool for national christmas tree lighti - next best chance for rain comes tuesday today: partly cloudy to mostly sunny. cooler & breezy. highs: 53-56 winds: w 10-15 g 25 mph tonight: mainly clear to partly cloudy. cold. lows: 30-38 winds: w 5-10 mph friday: partly cloudy to mostly sunny. seasonable. highs: 48-53 winds: w 5-15 mph breaking news in
happening now in old town, near powhatan park. police say they got a call about a possible shooting. and when the got to the scene on colonial avenue, they found a body. the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. police are only identifying the person as a 41-year-old man. and in the district - a shooting overnight leaves one man dead. it happened around eleven last night. the victim was found on irvington street in southwest. he was taken to the hospital where he
we're also following breaking news in washington state. a tacoma neighborhood is on lockdown right now- after a police officer was shot and killed. the officer was responding to a domestic violence call when they were shot multiple times. the officer died at the hospital. police believe the suspect is still barricaded in the home. and also breaking overnight - the fourth inmate who escaped from a california jail has been recaptured. this - after a more than seven-hour standoff with police. swat teams used tear gas to draw him out. the i broke out of the jail before thanksgiving by cutting through window bars and then rapelling to the ground. the others are back in custody. a person of interest is in custody after an five hour barricade situation in upper marlboro. it all centered around this house on westphalia road. police say they got a call wednesday afternoon that someone was breaking in. when they got to the scene, they believed someone was hiding inside - forcing residents to shelter in place.
but found nothing. the person of interest was arrested elsewhere. so far, no charges have been filed. developing now.. a possible case of what montgomery county police are calling "biased-based vandalism." investigators say someone spray-painted a swastika on a car parked outside a burtonsville home. the words "trump" and "racist" were scrawled on two other family vehicles. detectives are looking into whether the homeowner's political beliefs served as a motive for the vandalism. police have not made any arrests. parents in frederick monocacy valley montessori charter school will be closed today for students because of a sewer problem. staff should still report to work. no other county schools are impacted. an annual holiday tradition happening today. president obama and the first family will host their final national christmas tree lighting on the ellipse. performers include garth brooks, kelly clarkson, james taylor and marc anthony. this is the 94th annual tree-lighting. the ceremony begins at five o'clock tonight - just in time for rush hour
seven tonight, parts of constitution avenue.. 15th street and 17th street northwest will be closed. but it's not just the closings all those pedestrians on their way to and from the ellipse will also slow traffic, so be on the lookout. those deadly storms in the south, moving east. coming up - stormwatch seven is tracking where the system is taking aim at right now. and here in our area - the rain, clearing for sunny skies today. meteorologist eileen whelan has your drier forecast, next. fios is not cable. we're wired differently.
- more seasonable for the first of december - dry & cool for national christmas tree lighting tonight - chilly weekend ahead - next best chance for today: partly cloudy to mostly sunny. cooler & breezy. highs: 53-56 winds: w 10-15 g 25 mph tonight: mainly clear to partly cloudy. cold. lows: 30-38 winds: w 5-10 mph friday: partly cloudy to mostly sunny. seasonable. highs: 48-53 winds: w 5-15 mph rain bringing relief
we first told you about just 24 hours ago on good morning washington. five people now confirmed dead after more than a dozen tornadoes hit both alabama, mississippi, louisianna and tennesee. the twisters destoryed homes, churches, barns and knocked over tombstones. people living in the small town of rosalie alabama describe the scene as aramageddon. on the flip side- those storms bringing relief and new worry in gatlinburg tennessee, where wildfires have forced thousands to evacuate. fire crews and city leaders are now worried about possible mudslides. the death toll from the wildfire stands at seven since. investigators believe the fire may have been started by a person. but the exact source is still being investigated. no charges will be filed against the charlotte, north carolina police officer who shot a man during a standoff in
charlotte in response. prosecutors ruled the officers "acted lawfully" because they believed the victim, keith lamont scott, was armed. scott's family is still considering whether to file a civil suit. breaking news just to out north six people shot overnight in northwest baltimore -- two of the victims have died. baltimore police say the mass shooting happened last night on garrison boulevard - in the gwynn oaks neighborhood. they say the lone gunman came upon a corner and started firing at people standing outside of six people were shot police havent i-d the victims, but we know the two who were killed were both men one woman and three men were taken to the hospital.. one said to be in critical condition no suspect info has been released, but police say they are looking into reports that this is possibly an act of retaliation. starting today, a nine-officer squad will patrol the roads in fairfax county, looking for
the d-w-i enforcement squad will work from seven p.m. until five a.m. a federal grant is funding the effort. one fairfax county resident says she wishes her stepdaughter had had a chance to be caught by police. lauren sausville was killed nearly 12 years while driving to a party, after drinking beer and vodka. her dad took the call. members of the squad will receive advanced training in d-w-i detection and and they'll learn how to deliver effective testimony to ensure successful prosecution. a new fight against h-i-v kicking off this morning, on world aids day. today, d-c mayor muriel bower will announce a new approach to end the h-i-v epidmeic. the plan will work to increase testing, provide better access to treatment and decrease the number of new cases in the district. you can file this one under - "you don't
saint mary's county sheriff's office responded to a dollar store in charlotte hall -- because a beaver made its way inside! luckily there are pictures to prove it - and you can see the beaver eyeing artificial christmas trees and other decorations. don't worry, animal control was able to safety catch it... and release it to a wildlife rehabilitator. time now for
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tonight - chilly weekend ahead - next best chanc today: partly cloudy to mostly sunny. cooler & breezy. highs: 53-56 winds: w 10-15 g 25 mph tonight: mainly clear to partly cloudy. cold. lows: 30-38 winds: w 5-10 mph friday: partly cloudy to mostly sunny. seasonable. highs: 48-53 winds: w 5-15 mph a battle over what
forward today. metro's board is a plan to cut back service hours, when it takes it's first vote on the proposal this morning. metro staff is recommending the rails close at 11:30 monday through thursday, 1 a-m on friday and saturday, and 11:30 on sunday nights. the goal is to allow workers more time to do crucial maintenance on the system. d-c's leaders say they want metro to stay open until 3a-m. a new twist in the
c-n-n reports the knife "abdul razak artan" used -- was purchased here in the district. what we don't know is why artan visited washington. he ran his car into a crowd at ohio state and attacked people with a knife on tuesday. artan was ultimately shot and killed by police. the f-b-i says it appears he was inspired by isis. new information about a plane crash that killed dozens of members of a brazilian soccer team. according to a leaked recording of the final minutes of the flight... the pilot controllers he ran out of fuel. the pilot also desparately pleaded for permission to land... but was told to wait seven minutes because another plane had mechanical problems. the plane ultimately went on a four-minute spiral, and slammed into a mountainside in the andes monday night. unbelievably... six of the 77 people on board, survived. president-elect donald trump will launch his thank-you tour tonight in ohio, a crucial battleground state that helped send him
off the tour, trump and vice president-elect mike pence will head to indiana today. they'll formally announce a deal with air-conditioning company carrier to keep almost a thousand jobs in the u-s that were headed to mexico. trump will celebrate with the workers at two this afternoon. on the transition front, a-b-c news reports that sarah palin is under consideration for secretary of veterans affairs. palin has not been to trump tower in new york city to meet with the president-elect, but she highest-profile endorsers. former massachusetts senator scott brown is also in the running for the v-a position. he visited trump tower last week, and told reporters he had a "great meeting" with the president-elect about the post. this comes as a presidential election recount begins today in wisconsin. millions of ballots will be retallied through scanning machines state-wide. donald trump won the state by less than a percentage point over hillary clinton. green party candidate jill stein asked for a recount in wisconsin,
the storm was strong enough to rip the roof sheeting off an apartment building in northwest washington. the wind blew debris all the way across cedar street. ten people had to find another place to stay for the night. toss to eileen - more seasonable for the first of december - dry & cool for national christmas tree lighting tonight - chilly weekend ahead - next best cha comes tuesday today: partly cloudy to mostly sunny. cooler & breezy. highs: 53-56 winds: w 10-15 g 25 mph tonight: mainly clear to partly cloudy. cold. lows: 30-38 winds: w 5-10 mph friday: partly cloudy to mostly sunny. seasonable.
gas leak in annandale happening on braddock road between montgomery and monroe streets gas leak seems to have been the result of a crash fairfax police say find another way around... julie wright will have your work arounds coming up breaking right now at 5:xx - a man found dead overnight in it happened on colonial avenue, near powhatan park. that's where our suzanne kennedy is live this morning. developing now at 5:4x
neighborhood. seven on your side with an alert about your money. prince william county police are warning people about recent reports of a-t-m skimming devices on the eastern end of the county. right now police have not given out specific locations. but, you should be especially cautious when using your debit and credit card at non-bank a-t-m's. and seven is also on your side with nutrition and wellness advice as we head into the next round of holidays. a panel of nutritionists, dieticians, and fitness experts will with all the big meals and holiday parties to come. their advice is free. tune in to abc-seven news at four p-m to find out more about how you can participate in our "ask the nutritionist" phone bank. some northeast d.c. residents impacted by a recent water main break and sewage backup are demanding answers. they attended a packed meeting last night with d.c. water. two dozens homes on delafield place were flooded, shortly before thanksgiving. some residents are still without heat and hot water, because of damage
water that mixed in with the overflow from the pipes. d.c. water says in order to receive reimbursement for damage, residents will have to file a claim. an investigation process will follow.. and that could take weeks. happening today.. a grou held this morning for the relocation and restoration of the lockkeeper's house. the house at 17th street and constitution avenue in downtown washington has been boarded up for 40 years. it's the oldest structure on the national mall. the building will be moved 33 feet away from the street. and it will be transformed into an education center to welcome visitors to the national mall and constitution gardens. in the month it's been open... there's been one constant at the new outlet mall in clarksburg -- traffic. and it's not just
issue. shoppers are parking on nearby streets -- and people who live there, are frustrated. in a statement, the outlet said it's working with police and the county to ease congestion, especially during the holidays. ring in the hol washington is giving away tickets to six flags holiday in the park. watch to win - coming up at 6:41 this morning. again - that call in time is 6:41. it's 5: and time for
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of the christmas tree in rockefeller center. mayor bill de blasio did the honors, lighting up the 94-foot norway spruce with more than 50-thousand lights! the 84th annual ceremony included performacnes by neil diamond, sarah mclachlan and the radio city rockettes. and happening today - it's d-c's turn to flip the switch. in just a few hours, president obama and the first family will host the national christmas tree lighting. meteorologist veronica johnson is live on the ellipse this morning.. this weekend, join the abc7 team for a
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announcer: now, "good morning washington," on your side. we begin with a breaking news alert. autria: to breaking stories that we are following this morning -- a man found dead overnight in alexandria. why he is capturing police attention. larry: and a fiery crash while you were sleeping. sam? sam: good morning. in the last few minutes, some of the apparatus at the clara barton parkway has pulled away. we should expected to open within the next hour or so, this after a major deadly accident took place behind me after glen echo canyon, the circle there, shut down from glen echo canyon down to chain bridge because of this accident. it happened at 1:00 this