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in terms of acalllation, but up to a quarter inch possible. through middle of next week. let's go to jim. >> big deal this morning closing a stretch of marlboro pike. pennsylvania avenue the best way to get around that. virginia northbound i-95 from the patomic mills side. here in springfield it's heavy but without delay heading up towards landmark. we do have slowing up towards -- >> more now on that breaking news from prince george's county. three people are dead after an ambulance and s.u.v. collide. investigators say the s.u.v. was going the wrong way. along the vest gating.
the vehicles still up here on marlboro pike. we do know an ambulance was responding to a call when they were heading down marlboro pike. that s.u.v. was coming in the wrong direction. this was a head jan collision but according to fire and ems and what they have been able to gleam, the ambulance swerved out of the way, the s.u.v. side swiped the ambulance ultimately causing the s.u.v. to roll over. it hit a brick wall and utility pole. the three men in the s.u.v. were pronounced dead at the scene. the two men in the ambulance got out to check out the men in the s.u.v. they are now out of the hospital, they are back at the fire house. they are doing ok this morning, but we can tell you because of this investigation that we have
going on right here out on marlboro pike, trying to figure out exactly what took place causing this s.u.v. to cross over the double lines, there's going to be quite a backup for commuters pen crossing drive as well as brooks drive between the two streets,s the closed. >> courtney, thank you, very much. now we turn to our other top story, will the change in the mayor's office mean a shakeup in d.c. schools and whether chancellor michele reid will still have a job when the new person takes over. >> a lot of people have been asking that. michele reid says when she first started talking school reform with mayor fenty, she told him the decisions could cause a lot of consternation. she's made a lot of decisions
including firing a lot of teachers. that could have contributed to mayor fenty losing her job as mayor. but whatever happens she hopes lit continue moving forward. >> i have spent the last 3 1/2 years putting my blood, sweat and tears into reform efforts and we're going to make sure we do whatever we can to try to ensure that they continue. >> now vince gray says he has reached out to michele ri, and she says as well they hope to have a conversation in the coming days about their future and that she looks forward to working with him to see how they can move forward. gray said he wants to work on school reform sanched looking for an 'em powered and inclusive
chancellor, whether that will be michele remains to be seen. >> and former mayor fenty is planning to hand over the reigns of power and will support gray and says he will not run as an independent but does plan to stay in d.c. but won't run for another elected office. >> and republican gubernatorial nominee bob ehrlich is trying to smooth over hurt feelings from the rallies. he's proven his crossover ability and received the endorse ment of primary opponent brian purify. looking now at this day ahead, president obama will try to rally democrats around his tax cut plan. 31 democrats sent a letter to their leadership asking to extend the bush tax cuts for everyone. he only wants to keep them for those making less than $150,000 a year. police are looking for a gunman
who shot a teenager in largo. after a fight broke out involving about 100 young people, a neighbor dueled say teens were standing on his truck. >> it woke me up to go and school kids was standing on it. and i hear four gunshots. i saw three kids running across the street. >> police say an 18 or 19-year-old male was shot in the chest and is listed in serious condition. there were also other fights at niche largo high school but don't believe they were related to those incidents. and a d.c. police officer is one of is indicted on drug charges. officers seized guns, $20,000 in cash plus cocaine, hair win and other drugs. officer mcgwire is on
administrative leave. >> the contractor that operates metro access takes action after a series of alleged sexual assaults by a driver. the fourth man accused of assaulting a disabled passenger. they have now launched an investigation into its hiring and training policies. the probe is expected to be completed in 30-90 days. and the cost estimate of phase two keeps climbing, the estimate is now $1.3 billion more than the original one. engineers say having the station aboveground would save $640 million. consultants are now evaluating where an outdoor station could be located. >> pope benedict 16 has arrived in scotland. the holy father will spend four days in the united kingdom, the first official visit by a pope.
the pope will be greeted by queen elizabeth. you're looking live at the greeting. the controversial trip has been overhad owed by the sex abuse scandals. when good morning, washington returns, breaking their silence today. we're going to hear from the hostages at the center of the discovery scandal standoff. they will open up to oprah. >> and hurricane carl will make landfall in the tropics. >> first a check on your traffic and weather every 1
>> 6:10 on this thursday morning, and you will notice it's a little bit warmer than what we had yesterday. i think you will want the air conditioner later on as the high should be in the i had no upper 80's. temperatures will be up well above average. average being 79 now. let's take a look at the numbers. for the most part we are in the 60's. landover, 65. false church 62. leesburg at simpson middle school, 60 degrees. dew points not all that high, so humidity isn't too bad today. showers are possible. most of the rain will be north of the metro area. you could pick up a quarter of an inch. otherwise increasing clouds. highs in the 80's with more dry weather come tomorrow afternoon all the way through the middle
of next week. >> on route four in prince george's county, that's going to be your alternate trout avoid the marlboro pike between brooks road and that stretch of the vode closed and will be for some time. on northbound i-95 a brief delay. beyond that expect to find heavy traffic getting through the woodbridge area through the patomic mills sign. pretty good shape on 395. >> alison? >> thank you, we want to turn an eye to the 2r07ics. because tropical storm carl made landfall in mexico's yucatan peninsula wednesday. this is outside cancun. the heart of that hit a sparsely populated area of mexico. hurricane igor and julia are out
there, too. >> we have 66 degrees. >> coming up this morning a fan favorite is coming back to the drive-thru. we're going to have details in today's "moneyscope." >> i mouthed to the garden. i said run. and he shook his head yes. >> and hear for the first time from the three hostages inside the discovery channel
>> we continue to follow breaking news from district heights this morning. three people died when an s.u.v. collided with an ambulance. a live look at the crash scene on marlboro pike. authorities say the s.u.v. was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes when it hit the ambulance and then flipped over. the ambulance was responding to a call when the happened. three men in the s.u.v. were
pronounced dead at the scene. two paramedics don't appear to be seriously hurt. police are still investigating this crash. pamela? >> taking a look at the other top stories. d.c. schools chancellor michelle rhee will soon meet withen vincent gray. he says he hasn't yet decided her fate and admits he was factor over mayor fenty. 31 house democrats sent their leadership a letter pushing for all of the bush tax cuts to be extended. the president only wants to keep tax cuts for people making under $250,000 a year. michael jackson's mother has filed a lawsuit against the promoter of his planned comeback tour. katherine jackson accuses them of putting the king of pop through a grueling schedule that could have contributed to his
death. >> only this morning the discovery channel employees held hostage are speaking out for the first time. they sat down with oprah winfrey for their show and talked about their plans to run. >> who made the addition we're going to run for it? >> it was a mixture of signals. the guard was signaling with the police outside. >> uh-huh? >> and i took that as it's time to run. i didn't realize he was talking to the police outside via hand signals. i mouthed to the guard, and i said run, and he shook his head, yes. >> you can see the entire interview today at 4:00 on abc 7. for reaction to the interview, stay tuned to abc 7 news at 5:00. the attorney for fort hood shooting wants to close off an upcoming article 32 hearing from the public.
hassan will argue his client can only get a fair trial if these proceedings are closed. he is charged with the murders of 13 people and the attempted murders of 32 others. s the 6:16. today's "moneyscope," good news for starbucks addicts but bad news for the housing market. >> good morning. we begin your "moneyscope" with a jump in the number of americans losing their home to forclosure. more than 95,000 homes were repossessed last month, the most since the start of the mortgage crisis but the number of homes entering the forclosure process closed for the seventh straight month. president obama will tap elizabeth warren to head up to new consumer protection agency and came up with the idea for the agency. a computer flaw has prevented many chase commerce from logging tont website since monday night
and the bank said it will automatically re fund any penalties incured because of the outage. >> the starbucks is bringing back the tall to the men knew. that's your "moneyscope" report. i'm rob nelson. >> 66 degrees. time for traffic and weather every 10 minutes. >> adam caskey is a -- joining us says we will have a quarter of an inch. >> we need the rain showers. we need them. so the tropics. scruleya and igor, that cute little couple out in the atlantic. julia a category two, igor a category four storm with maximum sustained winds at 145 miles an hour. neither of these will be affecting the united states. i said it before. i'll say it begin. sometimes tropical storms move
into our system and break us out of droughts. that's not going to be the case with either of these. let's not forget carl. stale crorm. tropical storm. could develop into a category one before making landfall on the eastern coast of mexico far south of texas. let's get a closer look at home. look at the showers already developing in parts of ohio, parts of the ohio valley. even parts of virginia. increasing our clouds and giving us the chance of showers ater on this afternoon. especially into the evenings and nighttime hours for the metro area. so here's the drought monitor shown on our scan. cuts the parts of the metro area. we have the moderate drought and then the seefer drought in the steady orange color. there's only one category worse
than this in terms of the drought monitor. s the issued on thursday. so we'll have an update on this. luckily most of the rain should be falling here and northward. now let's go to the temperatures. for most of us, 62 in fairfax. frederick an exception at 57. not a bad start to the day. becoming mostly cloudy. 87 the high. mid to upper 80's with the scattered showers up to about a quarter of an inch closer to the mason dixon line. into tomorrow morning possibly an early morning sprinkle. otherwise, dry. wednesday sunny and in the 80's. jim, how's the traffic? >> not too bad in most spots. the beltway in prince george's county, no accidents and no delays. the outer loop in pretty good shape. now we go to a problem not far from where the chopper is. a stretch of marlboro pike
closed between brooks drive and silver hill road. use route four as the alternate route. on 95 in virginia northbound near the interchange at route 17 on the shoulder, an accident but causing delays expect to find the lanes open. beyond that as you continue up toward springfield at woodbridge and knewing on the, but all lanes open. >> 66 degrees. outside. your time is 6:the 1. coming up next. the downside to an active social life. the new link between popularity and the flu. we'll be right back.
>> welcome back at 624. 7 is on your side with news ant smoking bans. scottish researchers say the bans help prevent many children with asthma from being hospitalized. there was a 13% decline in the number of asthma-related hospital visits. before that hospital admissions rose 5% a year. now there's a downside to being popular apparently. teens at the center of social networks came down with the virus about two weeks earlier than a randomly selected group of people. this study could help make it easier to help keep track of and
fight epidemics. because they are out with more people, being more social. >> makes sense. >> well, there was a split vote on the future of a diet pill that's been on the market for 13 years. a vote 8-8 on whether to keep ma ridya on the market. the side effects included increase of blood pressure and a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. >> watch out. if someone is promising something that is so powerful and magic that can cause you lose weight, it probably has other consequence consequences. >> the f.d.a. is not required tore follow the advisory panel's advice and the deputy director offered little insight as to how it would sfwrept panel's split vote. >> there's still another half-hour of good morning, washington. >> disturbing news about illegal drug use in the u.s. why rates of abuse keep rising. >> adam caskey.
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>> breaking news out of district hyattes this morning, a life-saving rescue team involved in a deadly crash. good morning, washington. so great to have you along with us on this thursday, september 16. i'm pamela brown. >> and i'm -- adam's here now. that's a beautiful shot. look at attachment -- look at that. >> all the picturesque scenes we get driving across the bridge is nice. we do have some added clouds this morning already. and we'll have mostly cloudy skies moving in. i get excited, because we need
the rain. we need it especially in parts of west virginia and maryland. also the shenandoah valley. i think up to about a quarter of an inch, especially along the mason-dixon line, much less further south. but we'll take what we can get. right now the showers are already pushing into parts of ohio and can't rule out an isolated thunderstorm closer to home this evening. most of the rain will be this evening and tonight. a few scattered showers will move in this afternoon in parts of western maryland and west virginia. isolated showers then once the sun breaks out we'll still make it into the lower 80's. for now the mid 80's. jim? >> looking at the beltway through the eyes of a news chopper 7, college park, looks
like zaint on the shoulder. lanes open. a little bit of a slowdown getting around the beltway. but otherwise not too bad. the camera on 270. heavyal traffic in high yets town. nothing stopped in the way here. over to the map now. crash still under investigation on 95 northbound at salma, that's been out of the way. lanes open once again. on the marlboro pike between brooks drive and silver hill, that's still closed because of a crash under investigation. likely to be that way for some time. use route 4, pennsylvania as the alternate rout. >> we have breaking news this morning coming from prince george's county. a deadly wrong-way crash. an s.u.v. collided with an ambulance responding to an emergency. courtney robinson live inal district heights. tell us what happened. >> this could have been a head jan collision. it was of course, nearly
avoided. we can tell you the ambulance was heading this way down marlboro pike. the s.u.v. was in the same lane heading in the wrong direction. and take a look at what happened. officers tell us the ambulance swerved to avoid hitting the s.u.v. the s.u.v. side swiped that ambulance, ultimately rolled over, hitting a brick wall and a utility poll. -- utility pole coming to rest 20 feet later on its roof. there were three men inside that s.u.v. pronounced dead on the scene. two of the medics inside the ambulance were taken to the hospital. they were treated and released. >> the action of the driver of that ambulance probably saved serious injuries and fatal injuries to our two members. he was able to swerve off enough to the left to avoid a head-on collision and make it a side
swipe. >> they are out here with the reconstruction scene trying to figure out exactly what went wrong. this will cause serious issues for traffic. a number of people have been having to do u-turns because marlboro pike is closed between brooks drive and another street. >> our other top story will a change in the mayor's office mean a change in d.c. schools? what's next for school chancellor michelle rhee? >> she says she knows she played a big part in tow eelection played out and now her own future is uncertain. brian with details. >> good morning. that is certainly the question a lot of people have been asking. now with the new administration set to take over, what will happen to rhee? rhee says regardless, she wants to see d.p.s. move forward. >> for the past 3 1/2 years school chancellor michelle rhee has worked to reform the
schoolal district making a number of controversial decisions. >> i was clear early on the reforms we were going to take on were going to cause a lot of consternation. >> it may have contributed s to mayor fenty losing his job and may cost rhee hers as well with the new administration poised to take over, many are asking if rhee will still be in d.c. >> it will be a conversation and for chairman day, wan the give him tuent bring in his team and work with people he knows is on the same page with him. >> grey says he wants to move forward with an empowered chancellor that is inclusive but hasn't said whether or not that is going to be rhee. >> we will talk. i'm looking forward to talk with her soon. so she has a message from me and as she always does, she'll get back to me. >> both say they look forward to having that conversation to discuss future of d.c.p.s.
>> meantime mayor adrian fenty is making plans for his future. fenty says he will support gray in the future and not wage a right-end campaign or reason as an independent. the mayor says he'll stay in d.c. but doesn't plan to seek another office and says he will find another way to give back to his community. now from battleground maryland. bob ehrlich now has the support of an opponent within his own party. brian murphy received 25% of the republican vote but will now back the former governor. ehrlich moves on to a rematch against democratic incumbent, martin o'malley. >> a man accused of sexual assaulting a woman he met through an online dating service is being held on bond. 34-year-old john evans met the woman through e. harmony. he held her against her will.
authorities are asking any other victims to come forward. >> and a springfield man accused of fatally shooting a neighbor over a dispute over a speed bump is due in court. court records reveal the backpack taken from patten contained a smith and wesson resolver with one shot fired. patten is being held without bond. >> only on 7 this morning the discovery channel employees held hostage break their silence. >> they have talked exclusively to oprah winfrey in a show that airs later, the hostages describe their plans to run from the gunman. >> so who made the decision that we're doing to run for it? >> it was a mixture of signals. the guard was signaling with the police outside. and i took that as it's time to run. i didn't realize that he was talking to the police outside via hand signals. i mouthed to the guard, and i
said run. and he shook his head yes. >> you can see the entire interview today on abc 7 at 4:00. for reaction to the interview stay tuned to abc 7 at 5:00. when especially they made the decision to run that's when the swat members moved in to the kill. >> everybody around here in this entire region was on pins and needles. it will be so interesting to hear from them what happened. >> on this thursday morning, still ahead for you on good morning, washington, the latest battle over the president's tax cut plan and the intact on the nation's economy. >> and later, prescription drug abuse is on the rise what you need to know from the latest white house report. >> first a check of traffic and weather. [ male announcer ] you can't un-smoke a cigarette. and you can't go back and un-do the times you tried quitng..
>> hi, i'm heather. >> and i'm becky here at the national zoo's great ape corral. the o line. check them out. good morning, washington. >> thursday morning, 6:40 a.m. welcome back to good morning, washington. become a little more packed out here. since earlier. couple things you'll notice early compared to yesterday. first, it will be a little
warmer outside. 10 degrees warmer in some spots and you'll notice the added cloud cover. winchester, 61. arlington, 68. remember this time yesterday, we were in the low to mid 50's in outlying areas. today becoming mostly cloudy. mainly to the northwest of the area, rain showers. litter this evening and tonight we could see local showers but it will be a warm day with highs in the mid to upper 80's and we'll be upper 80's locally and further south. partly cloudy sunny and high temperatures in the 80's tomorrow. back to jim. >> southbound on 270, we have heavy traffic in hyattstown and then past 118 you gradually start to pick up the speed as you continue around through the montgomery village direction. take a look at things heading
west from college park to silver spring. heading west to georgia avenue, all lanes open. 95, virginia been a very slow ride from the interchange at dale city to the interchange of 1. then the waiting line for points inside the beltway begins at springfield heading up toward landmark. all lanes are open there. >> 65 degrees outside. the time 6:42. >> coming up on this thursday morning, a new politico battleground poll. we'll check out what voters are saying 47 days ahead of the midterm election. >> and voters wait to see if congress will work out the tax cuts or let the time run out. >> but first an update to this morning's breaking news, a tragic crash in prince george's morning's breaking news, a tragic crash in prince george's county leaves three people dead.
>> welcome back. more now on that break egg news from district heights, a wrong-way crash claims three lives. it happened when an s.u.v. struck an ambulance. take a look at this live look on marlboro pike. the s.u.v. was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes when it hit the ambulance then flipped over and smashed into a wall. three men in the s.u.v. died. authorities say it doesn't appear the paramedics in the ambulance were injured. an accident reconstruction team is still on the scene trying to figure out exactly what happened. >> pamela, it's 6:45. taking a look at the other top stories of the day. d.c. chancellor michelle rhee will meet with vincent gray to talk about her future.
gray said he has not yet decided her fate. but the two have not seen eye-to-eye in the past. illegal drug use has risen to its highest level in a decade. the new government report says drug use climbed by 9% last year fueled by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and amphetamine use as well. pope benedict arrived in scotland where he is meeting with queen elizabeth. on his trip the pontiff acknowledged the church gailed decisively to deal with the sex abuse scandals. >> and a showdown looming over bush tax cuts. the tax cuts set to expire at the end of this year. >> today the senate could pass a small business bill, something
president obama has long wanted. . he says if they can agree there, they can agree on how to extend bush era tax cuts. >> the american people didn't send us here to think about just our jobs but theirs. >> he wants families making less than 250,000 a year to keep the tax cuts and those making more to lose them. >> especially small businesses, it's the wrong prescription for an alien economy. >> the unemployment rate stants at 9.6% and lenders took back more homes than at any point in the start of the mortgage crisis. even some democrats say this isn't the time for change. >> given the few tillty of the economy, all of the bush tax cuts should be extended temporarily. >> 31 house democrats sent their leadership a letter asking to
consider tax cuts for everyone. president obama says they cannot afford to wait on the issue. >> the white house has found its wall street regulator a democratic official says president obama will oye appoint elizabeth warren to head a new consumer protection agency and she would not need senate confirmation. >> turning now to today's politico minute. a snapshot of voters weeks before the midterm election. >> politico's james joins us to break down this battleground poll. nice to see you today. so this is really interesting. teleus what really stuck out for you from this poll? >> this new poll finds almost a majority of americans think that republicans winning a majority is essentially a done deal. even if they themselves are split on the generic question of whether or not they would vote for a republican or democrat for congress. more people than any other
option thinks republicans will win control of both the house and senate. they really have momentum going into these last days before the election. >> for the democrats i guess the news isn't so grim paced on the poll results. >> what we found is unlike other polls in this george washington politico battleground poll, republicans and democrats are tied and in critical regionens like the west and midwest, they are holding their own or have strong advantages. so the news isn't exactly that grim on the ground when you actually throw it down. but the problems with the democrats is there'sen thusme lack. >> they overwhelmingly they they are likely to turn now november come fired minorities. >> you list several well known prominent republicans and democrats and there are a lot of people who aren't even familiar with who these people are.
>> it's amazing, alison. when you look at someone like nancy pelosi who republicans make out to be a boogie man, and john boehner who president obama has been attacking again and again, almost no one has an opinion on him. >> 4 a 5%. i believe. >> yes. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> it's 6:50. time for traffic and weather every 10 minutes. >> adam caskey, let's get started with you and talk about how this day is shaping up. >> good news in terms of ending a little bit of the drought is we have rain showers moving in. it's not going to be enough to ease the drought conditions but where we need it the most is where we should be getting it. only up to about a quarter of an inch. but we do have partly cloudy conditions. you can notice the cloud cover over the metro area. that's one thing you'll notice. also we're a little bit warmer.
dulles 62k. about 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. >> here's our storm scan. in the upper left hand side of your screen. that will be responsible for most of the clouds and rain this afternoon but especially this evening and overnight tonight with a chance of a lingering shower. overall friday looking dry and pleasant. already some rain showers in the ohio valley that will continue to push off to the east. otherwise we have the hurricanes. julia, lower right hand side of your screen and igor currently a category four storm. and let's not forget carl. tropical storm which could become a hurricane by midday tomorrow and then make landfall on the eastern coast of mexico. we have drought conditions, the yellow being abnormally dry and the orange is the severe drought with an extreme drought in upper west virginia.
most rain we will see is along the mason-dixon line and northern pennsylvania. up to a quarter of an inch by the time it's over with. let's go to the maps. increasing clouds. 78 the high today with scattered showers developing minority west of town. then they'll move in locally later tonight. isolated showers tomorrow. highs in the low 80's. >> now the latest on the roads. 270 slow in hyattstown and through germantown. nothing stopped in the roadway. then beyond that we got more slow traffic getting past the interchange of rockville. let's see hows the as you approach the beltway. no accidents on 270. just a lot of traffic. 95 jammed up making the trip from dale city to if wenged go to the springfield camera. the traffic at the beltway going
>> at 6:55. one quick last look at weather and traffic. >> a traffic situation we've been dealing with in district heights, what's the latest with that? >> a stretch of marlboro pike still shut down between brooks drive and silver hill road. route four the best alternate route. 270 slow getting through hyattstown and germantown and back on the brakes at rockville headed toward the beltway. >> jim, we have rain developing in the midwest pushing its way toward us later on. locally and tonight after bedtime a little bit of rain. light. scattered in nature. not even falling every where. mostly along the mason-dixon line. otherwise dry through the middle of next week.
>> that does it for good morning, washington. more news at 7:22. >> "good morning america" is next. hope you have a great day. see you at noon today. think about the internet. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine the possibilities of what tomorrow could bring. at at&t, we support a core set of standards that will guide the internet into the future... to protect users, and reward innovators, for years to come. we support a fair and open internet - affordable and accessible to everyone. transparent networks, managed in ways that are clear to all users. we support the fcc's plan to bring high-speed internet to everyone in america by 2020. and we are committed to
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