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older generation could not get out on time. >> they're gone. >> they are gone. >> two developing stories from the pacific. another earthquake hits the islands of indonesia. >> maryland drivers, be aware. big changes hit the books today. captioned by the national captioning institute >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am alison starling. >> and diane julie parker. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. here is adam caskey. >> good morning. it is a true no-fault morning. we have some chilly members across the region. -- it is a true fall morning.
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let's look at the current numbers. bridgewater, 39. madison, 43. it is below but warmer locally. 53 in the district. 51 in martinsburg. 68 will be the high temperature today with a lot of sunshine. a beautiful thursday appeared >> the roads are beautiful and rolling along smoothly. no problems as far as traffic in bethesda on the beltway. south of town at the wilson bridge, a nice run on 66, the greenway, the toll road. route 5, route 4, 210, 228 are all open to get into the district. things are moving nicely through springfield north and south on 95. now to alison and julie. >> thank you. police in prince george's
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county are looking for whoever shot an off-duty cop. >> it happened when two suspects tried to carjack the officer. matt brock is live with the latest from this still developing story. >> this happened at about 10:00 last by. police set up a perimeter to search for the suspects. we can show you some video of the roadblocks set up around allentown road. it is about 1/4 of a mile away. an off-duty police officer getting into his vehicle was accosted by two suspects at gunpoint. police are not saying whether they were trying to rob him or carjacked him. there was an exchange of gunfire. the officer was hit in the hand.
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we're told the officer is going to be ok. the suspects are on palooza. police have not yet provided a good description. -- the suspects are on the loose. the search is on for the suspects in fort washington. things are quiet here. we have only seen one officer here on patrol checking things out. they are looking for these suspects. matt brock, abc 7 news. >> thankou. there is a developing story in prince george's county. there was a shooting in the 5000 block in riverdale. two men were shot about 12:30 last by. one man was hit in the chest and died. police are looking for three suspects. fairfax county police are
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looking for it a man who tried to obstruct a 15-year-old man. a man driving white pickup truck approached the girl and offered her a ride. she waable to break free and was not injured. police in laurel are looking for men who tried to obstruct three young children. this happened last night in laurel. three men were in a light blue monster truck have a partial maryland tag of 416-41w. it could be weeks before a final decision is made on whether to send more troops to afghanistan. president obama is reviewing his afghanistan a strategy. the u.s. will likely lose the
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war without an increase in forces. we have developing stories. a massive rescue and recovery effort is under way in the pacific after two natural disasters. the death toll is now up to 149. the number is expected to rise as the area is searched. fema is rushing food and medicine. >> to aid and response, this is a major disaster. >> a cargo plane has set up a temporary morgue. a volunteer doctors are heading to the summer was to help with recovery efforts. another powerful earthquake hit indonesia today. it was about 150 miles from
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yesterday's quake. nearly 500 people are dead from the first tremor. thousands are feared trapped in the rubble. some new driving laws will take place in maryland today. >> drivers sending text messages while driving can now be fined $500. teen-agers have to wait until they are 16 and a half years old before they can apply for a license. a camera is on 95 in laurel at the intercounty connector side. 5:06 on late thursday morning. 50 degrees. >> still to come, a story you'll see only on channel 7. >> something has to be done. >> a mother speaks out after police arrested her daughters attackers.
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>> you want a jacket when you head out this morning. there will be some changes in the temperature department. >> lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute. ♪
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thursday morning. 5:10 a.m. this morning. near 50 downtown. upper 3's in a few locations, like the shenandoah valley. 51 in martinsburg. front royal, 43. huntingtown, 44. nationals park is checking in at 50 degrees. a lot of sunshine today. some morning clouds. a fairly sunny day. it will warm up to be comfortable this morning. up near 74 afternoon highs. mid upper 70's on saturday with rain. >> there is a huge water main breaks near hyattsville. we will show y some video of that. this is queens barry road near queens chapel road. a lot of duke use that road as
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it cut through near prince george's plaza. they have been dling with these water issues. they are getting things under control. we will take you elsewhere around the region. show you what is flowing as far as traffic. 270, lingering row work out of the way at 370. this is to get to rockville. it looks pretty decent. back to julie and alison. >> you put the pumpkin out. we are in the fall spirit today. it is quite cool out there, 50 degrees. >> coming up, new details in the new york city terror plot. police are attracting more suspects. >> a check on some of the other stor
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. welcome back. in our top stories, irani and leaders are linked -- are meeting with diplomats for talks in geneva today. officials want to run to come clean about its nuclear program or face tougher sanctions. >> the senate finance committee could vote on its version of the health care reform bill tomorrow. if approved, the debate in the full senate will begin in about two weeks. >> investigators say a handful of men in new york are being watched, believed to be
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possible associates of terror suspect najibullah zazi. police believe he had helped to build a homemade bombs. zazi has pleaded not guilty. two teenage girls are now charged with assault. >> temperance maupin was attacked last friday in silver spring after performing with the pom squad. she suffered blows to the head. a vice principal was able to pull the attackers 0 way. >> i just know it will make me a stronger person. >> something haps to be done. >> tonight, school officials will meet with parents to address the incident. they nt to avoid violence in the future. 5:16. let's switch gears and talk
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about traffic and weather. >> welcome to the first commute in october. we will take you live to some of the cameras and show you what to expect. nothing on 395 from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. we're good across the teddy roosevelt bridge. good on 110 and washington boulevard. traffic flowing across the wilson bridge from maryland and virginia commuters. nothing in the throat and local lanes to contend with. >> no rain today. a lot of sunshine anticipated. we had some briefs sprinkles here and there. they came and went pretty quickly. riht now, 39 in bridgewater. that is the coldest spot on our weatherbug network. stafford, 41.
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those are the coldest numbers. a few locations we are at or above 50. arlington, 51. winchester, 50. clarksburg, 47. let's go to the maps. a lot of sunshine. high temperatures back near 70 later this afternoon. some patchy, scattered clouds. the clouds will be on the increase. it will keep our temperatures up a little bit. mainly in the upper 40's and the low to mid 50's. still, you will want a jacket when you step out tomorrow morning. warmer tomorrow afternoon. mid 70's by tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow could be a mostly cloudy day. by saturday, it looks like more
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rain showers move to town. clearing on sunday. >> thank you. professional basketballis banning twitter. >> at&t has a new satellite phone service. >> at&t is betting a satellite connection to its mobile phone service. their marketing the 3-g smart phone. acoustic pianos are great if you have the money and space. if not, you might want to consider casio's px130 piano. it sounds and feels pretty much like their real thing. >> when you strike the keyboard more forcefully, the notes are louder, just like on a real piano. the px130 also has a usb support
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good morning. the nationals played their final home game of the season yesterday. it almost at a playoff type atmosphere. the nationals climbed back. to welts, bases loaded. jason maxwell. see you later. a walk off the grand slam for the former maryland terrapin. three straight wins for the nationals. the celebration to not look like a team with 103 losses. the redskins are getting ready for the tampa bay buccaneers. jim zorn was facing the media. >> i am not worried about losing my job.
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why would i worry about my job security here? we are three games into this season. we are working to win. >> we will have the very latest coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. have a good day. >> wasting no time asking for the big questions. a new warning about inflation and taxes. >> linda bell joins us from new york with the latest business headlines. stock index futures are indicating a lower open. investors pay attention to comments by the former and current chairman of the federal reserve. alan greenspan said the u.s. would have to put the brakes on lending to avoid inflation. ben bernanke will testify before the house financial services this morning. testimony indicates he will tone
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down previous criticism of an obama administrator plan to create a separate industry to protect consumers. he clashed with barney frank over this idea earlier. a change at the top of bank of america. ken lewis is resigning at the end of the year. general motors is slamming the door on its saturn brand. they are winding down the brand and leadership brand. that is your business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i am linda bell. back over to you. >> thank you. 5:25. 50 degrees. the news continues. >> still ahead, gear ready to shell out a little more for just about everything in the district. the city's sales tax takes a
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hike. >> if you're getting behind the wheel in maryland, i will tell you everything you need to note to avoid hefty fines. >> it is a cold start today, mainly in the 40's. grab a jacket when you head out. mainly in the 40's. grab a jacket when you head out.
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good morning, everybody. it is the first day of october. welcome back. >> it feels like it. you need to wear your coat.
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your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> real fall-like weather has hit. i love the transition seasons. this is exciting. let's look at the storm scan. high pressure over head today. look at the storm sysm in the midwest. a cold front is stretching from south dakota all the way to mexico. a lot of action ahead of that. it is pushing our way. increasing clouds heading our way. off and on rain showers on saturday. temperatures mainly in the 40's. 50 degrees downtown. even some upper 30's out west. a lot of sunshine today. by saturday, expect a few rain showers. but sunny. >> we will keep that in mind. things are rolling in nicely now. pretty decent right here at
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cole's hill road. good on 95, 66, 395. northbound traffic out of newington. a noticeably heavier volume. >> thank you. a slew of new laws hit the books for drivers in maryland. >> speeders and drunk drivers will face tougher penalties. pamela brown is live in rockville with more on these changes. good morning. most of these laws are intended to make the roads safer. drivers will have to break some bad habits or pay up. listen up toward dig deeper to dig into your pockets. it will cost you $500 if you're caught texting. >> officers will be vigilant. we know this is a threat to public safety.
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>> texting can be dangerous and deadly. nearly 6000 lives were lost last year due to distracted drivers. some worry the habit will be tough to break. >> a friend had an accident while he was texting. it is time. >> do think you'll find yourself -- >> doing it? yes. >> you also get a ticket if you are speeding 12 miles over the posted speed limit. speed traps are going up to protect construction workers. new laws are also targeting drug drivers. repeat offenders will have suspensions and will have to pay hefty fines. new legislation also targets underage drinkers. a plan to revoke driving
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privileges has been dropped. >> thank you. a new report concludes spies 66 is so congested that a lot of commuters are using transit or ride sharing. the commission studied commuters heading inbound from just outside the beltway along the 66 corporate 56% drove by themselves. 21% car pulled. for% used vre. the washington "city paper" is reporting that gramm pay for an abortion after loza got an old girlfriend pregnant. losza was arrested on bribery charges last year. gramm denies any involvement. cabbies are planning to go
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against the proposal. they are upset over the new meter fare system. some say they will refuse to pick up passengers in adams morgan's-1:00 a.m. on saturday and sunday. students and parents are planning to rally in the district about impending teacher layoff we have some video from a rally on monday. students plan to march outside their school at 8:30 this morning. a sepate rally will happen later this afternoon. students, parents, and teachers rallied on the capitol yesterday. congress is debating whether to renew the d.c. voucher plan. it has helped 3000 students go to private schools. some new poll numbers are
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showing bob mcdonnell is gaining momentum. the latest poll reports shifts that bob mcdonnell has a nine- point advantage over creigh deeds. 51% for him. the campaign is trying to reach more voters in fairfax county. dietz was in falls church last night. the new office is located on south washinon street. the virginia job market is improving. the unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in august. it is well below the national average of 9.6%. the district's unemployment rate was 11 to 1%. d.c. residents will pay more to shop and buy gas. the sales tax jumps to 6%.
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you will now pay 3 1/2 since more for gasoline. it will help real in the city's budget which goes into effect today. 5:35. >> still ahead, the first family on the stretch. >> we were so happy to be here. we have a lot of work to do. >> the latest on the presidential push to bring the olympic games to the city of chicago. >> dealing with devastation after earthquakes rocked samoa. we will look at the recovery. ♪
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(announcer) it's another job well done. because when it's pancakes, everyone's in it together. >> we're from georgetown visitation. good morning, washington! whoo! 5:38 on this thursday morning. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. adamant is outside, hopefully in a code. >> it is the first day of october. no code over your suit coat. >> i am only out here for a couple of minutes. if you're out for an extended period of time, and doing a long walk, you will want the long
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sleeves and a jacket. you may have to turn up the heat in your car. it is chilly outside. winchester, 46. cumberland, 48. in the district, 50 degrees. here is the forecast. a lot of sunshine today. a few scattere clds. a very sunny and pleasant. we will warm up to near 70. sunrise at 7:04 a.m. will probably be back average tomorrow. >> i am great and so is traffic. i have been watching it on the cameras and talking to police and looking at what is happening. i will show you what i have found. good on the dulles greenway and the dulles toll road. this is the george washington parkway.
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we lived in a beautiful city. i love the shot. nothing out of leesburg, the dulles toll road, the dulles greenway, good on 28, good on route 7. headlights to 95. this is 66. more headlights on 270 into montgomery county. back over to the news desk. >> thank you. a baltimore teenager is the ninth person in maryland to die of swine flu. she was healthy uil just cently. she collapsed after middle school 11 days ago. last week she was diagnosed with swine flu. her and said she also had double pneumonia. >> it was something just to hit like that. she was healthy. very healthy. pneumonia?
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where did it come from. h1n1? where did it come from. >> her school has been thoroughly cleaned since she was diagnosed with the virus. parents still worry about their children's safety. 5:41 is your time. 50 degrees. >> you have to see it to believe it. a 05-year-old boy takes on an 800-pound gaiter. a police officer shot by a carjacking suspect. my name is quinn, and this is my eggo. on fridays, i have hockey before school, so i take two eggo homestyle waffles and put peanut butter inside. i add a couple chocolate chips when dad's starting the car. there's only one way to eat an eggo -- your way. l'eggo my eggo. and rancher's reserve beef, guaranteed tender 100% of the time. at safeway, we have a new promise.
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. checking our top stories.
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the search is on for two suspects who shot a police -- a prince george's police officer after trying to steal his car. the officer was off-duty when he was approached on jaywick avenue. the officer was hit on the hand and is expected to be ok. bank of america ceo is expected to step down. this caps off a year of controversy including the acquisition of merrill lynch. >> captain chesley sullenberger returns to the cockpit today for the first time since his miracle landing. his first flight will be the same route he was on in january when his jet collided with geese, forcing him to land in the hudson river. a tribute to china it is causing a stir in new york city. last night, the empire state
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building was lit up in red and yellow. some protesters demonstrated outside the building, many of them from tibet. the olympic committee will decide tomorrow which of four cities will host the 2016 summer olympics. >> michelle obama arrived in denmark to yesterday to make a pitch for chicago. the other finalists include madrid, tokyo, and rio de janeiro. >> i am so excited to be here. we have a lot of work to do. i will go talk to se voters. >> other noteworthy americans are there including oprah winfrey and chicago mayor richard daley. president obama is expected to barrive tomorrow. he will fly nine hours each way
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to make great 45-minute presentation. >> and then back to work. 5:47. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. it is the first day of october and it feels like it. >> unseasonably cool. temperatures are about 10 degrees cooler this morning. we have a few upper 30's. bridgewater, 39. chantilly, 44. frederick, 50. in manassas, 43. oxon hill, 50. it is a few degrees warmer in some locations. 50 downtown. 53 at nationals park. pretty cool across thboard. front royal, up 43. here is a wide view of what is happening. parts of tomorrow and we will of pleasant conditions.
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this storm system will continue to push our way. a lot of action, if showers and thunderstorms up and down the front. it will continue to march our way and increasing our clouds later. it will introduce rain by saturday. maybe an isolated sprinkle tomorrow morning. very few and far in between. mostly sunny today. a few patchy clouds. a comfortable day. near 70 this afternoon. the wind shifts tonight. the cloud acts like a blanket. it will be a little bit warmer tomorrow morning. you'll probably want a coach when you step out again. mid 70's we step out tomorrow. -- you'll probably want a coat when you step out tomorrow.
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the chances of rain are pretty slim, tomorrow. most of the rain will hold off until saturday. we are expecting some sunshine by saturday afternoon. maybe a few brief thunderstorms on saturday as well. not a complete washout. another high pressure system settles in on sunday. seasonable temperatures in the mid 70's. let's go to lisa baden. >> thank you. i was just on wtop saying everything is so smooth. except for one thing. the risk a water main break. queens chapel road northbound near 410 remains close. they have not been able to turn off the water off. it is going to be an issue near prince george's plaza.
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bill kristol wrote will take most of the bailout traffic. -- bell crest road will take most of the bailout traffic. no complaints about traffic in virginia. back inside. >> one day after john gosselin got dropped, new reports say he is trying to slow down the pri -- slow down the divorce process. he is trying to get back with his wife as a partner in parenting. he filed a motion to delay the divorce by 90 days. kate wants to move on as scheduled. jon will sit down with larry king tonight. we cannot seem to get enough. >> so now it is now "kate plus 8." >> i am sure he will of
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something in the works soon. a 5-year-old texas boy bitten off will bit more than he could shoot during a hunting trip. he shot an alligator. he was not afraid. his mom said she was scared to death. the catch is 5 inches short of a texas state record. he is now setting his sights on a bigger gator next year. i think maybe he is too young to know that he should be really scared. >> look at bethe claws. >> that reminds me of a book. d remember the book? >> no. >> thank you.
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here are some stories to watch of her in the day ahead. metro is outlining a plan for multiple station closures for the columbus day holiday. >> students and parents are expected to rally in support of d.c. teachers today. they're protesting a decision to fire hundreds of educators
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and increase classroom size. >> vdot will be closing down parts of 95 north later today to accotink creek bridge. this is part of an expansion plan. relief is on its way to american samoa. a deadly tsunami wiped out entire plants. >> another earthquake has hit indonesia, where the death toll keeps climbing. courtney robinson is live with the latest. such devastation there. >> thousands still remain buried under a big buildings. the island was already damaged when in other quake hit 6,000 miles away. relief efforts are underway. families assess damage and loss. devastation and death in samoa after and 8.3 earthquakes sent
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waves over the coast of samoa. >> the bridge is a white delaware. >> at least 19 peo19 people are dead. more help i on its way. >> to aid in the response, i have declared this a major disaster. >> southern california's samoan community is banding together to send relief. >> an older generation of uncles and aunts could not get out on time. >> they are gone? >> they are gone. >> a separate quake measuring 7.3 shook the island of sumatra, fearing another killer astronomic was on the way.
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buildings collapsed. thousands were trapped underneath the rubble. they feared the toll of bodies will grow. relief will continue to arrive in samoa by boat and plane. coli and air is helping to send and relief workers. -- paul y n ahawaiian air is heo send relief workers. >> we will show you more of these dramatic pictures. >> prince george's police are on the lookout for two suspects who shot a cop last night. >> lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute. we're inching below but closer to the weekend.
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a top carjacked and then shot by one of the suspects. we have the latest on the hunt for a gunman. -- a cop was carjacked. >> the older generation could not get out on time. >> they are gone? >> they are gone. >> developing stories from the pacific. the death toll rises from


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