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captioned by the national captioning institute >> live and in hd, this abc 7 "news at noon." we began in maryland to where a toddler is fighting for life. a car slammed into a mother and child in a busy intersection. julie parker is live in as been held. >> let's start with the good news. georgia avenue has now reopened and police say that as a good sign for the baby's condition. they would not allow traffic to
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go through the busy intersection if an accident reconstruction team was needed. that team generally responds to all fatalities or near fatalities and police say the fact that the road is once again up and running is a good sign for the baby. let's go to the video we took a short time ago. this all happened at 10:20 this morning. a woman was walking with a baby girl believed to be about 1.5 years old in the intersection of georgia ave. a ford explorer headed north and hit them while they were in that intersection. the driver stayed on the scene. that woman was interviewed by police. we are not sure whether any charges will be filed against her. we know that a registered nurse who was passing by saw the accident and jumped in to help. we spoke with her a few minutes ago. we have that sound bite. >> i gave cpr to the baby.
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>> tell me what you did and what you saw when you got there. >> the baby was on the ground without breathing or moving. i started giving cpr compressions. she started throwing up blood and started breathing and had a pulse when police came. >> fire officials tell me that the baby was not conscious and did not have a pulse when paramedics arrived. the fact that they rn stood in and help that is a tremendous thing for this child. because georgia avenue is open once again, this is a good sign for the baby's condition. the woman who was crossing in the crosswalk with the baby, we are unclear whether it was the mother. she was taken to the hospital with very minor hulk injuries. >> we will hope for the very best. a woman facing charges in a deadly hit-and-run will appear before a judge today.
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the woman was driving drunk when she slammed into a young woman on connecticut avenue. court make robinson is live with new charges against her. >> around 5:00 a.m., the woman came to the second district headquarters to turn herself in. we know she is charged with dui in montgomery county grade in the district, she is facing more serious charges. >the 30-year-old is chen now charged with voluntary manslaughter. she is charged with killing the 24-year-old early yesterday morning. officers say around 2:00 a.m., the woman was celebrating her 24th birthday answer was getting out of a black mercedes when the woman crashed into her and kept driving. she may never have been caught except for a bicyclist that followed the car and gave the information to delays. >> that was a very important piece of the investigation. the investigation would not be as tight as it is now.
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we're always looking for more witnesses. >> because of that information, montgomery county police assisted and found the woman parked inside her chevy chase apartment garage. they say the woman was behind the wheel. the investigation led them to believe she was drinking and driving. officers say the woman who was killed, her death -- her death is too difficult to understand. >> we're trying to cope with it. >> after 3:00 this afternoon, we are expecting to see the woman before a superior court judge in the district for the judge will decide whether she will be released. all so new, and officers are investigating a shooting in the woodbridge. officers say someone opened fire on a neighbor's home injuring
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one person. the suspected shooter is now in police custody and the victim is expected to survive. police are trying to solve the mysterious death in fairfax county. a family member yesterday found a man's body inside a home near the border of fairfax and fairfax station. investigators have not said how the 61-year-old died but his suv is missing. police are searching for the gold ford 270. some federal employees are staying home today after fire broke out last night at the commerce department cooper building on constitution avenue. that building was evacuated when firefighters responded at 8:00 p.m. to a fire on the third floor. no one was hurt but crews are checking the air quality. employees are being told to telework or to take administrative leave. because of the holiday,
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federal workers will enjoy a day off monday but many others who still have to work will face a tough commute. metro plans to shut down two downtown stations. we go live to metro center with details. >> the weekend track work will shut down our debt west and mcpherson square and there will be no blue or orange line service coming to metro center. there will be read a line service. metro has scheduled three days of tracker beginning at 10:00 p.m. tonight and continuing late monday night. service will not return to normal until tuesday morning. >> you have to do what you have to do, right? >> metro riders are already strategizing how they will get around station closures. >> i will take the yellow line from the pentagon and get off at gallery place and walk up from their. >> following recommendations from the ntsb, metro crews will replace four tracks which is an
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install other safety measures. the track work means the closure of farragut west and mcpherson square and will be no blue or orange line service at metro center. if there will be free shuttle buses but metro riders should add 40 mr. their commute. >> that's ok, i get up early. >> metro says its schedule the work is weakened because monday is a federal holiday when ridership as much lower than usual. >> this is not just a federal city, it is a tourist city. you may be inconveniencing a different demographic. >> some metro riders think they can do the work covered by. >> i think when everything is clause that would be the perfect time. >> others say they don't mind the detour or walking. >> that is not a deal as long as the tracks are safer. >> as for federal workers who don't commit to work monday, this is one holiday they will enjoy at, i am off. how are you doing? >> there is a lot happening in
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and around washington this week in. there's a capital gain, a d.c. united game, and a redskins game and a breast cancer walk and a sold-out concert with the roger waters. if you plan on attending these events and taking metro, go to where we posted details on these closures. that lady seems excited to have the day off. there are more closures to pass along. d.c. police are preparing for the meetings of the world bank and imf. hundreds of protesters are expected to demonstrate started to read it 7:00. you want to avoid 80, 19, and 20th street from g to pennsylvania avenue. stay away from g and h street. those roads should open by 5:00 on sunday. it will be a good weekend to be out and about for everyone. get ready for a nice warmup.
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doug hill is here with our forecast> you have tost go along way to find any clouds this weekend. let's go to the rooftop camera. absolutely beautiful with a live look across the river into the city. temperatures are fairly comfortable in the low 70's and we will go to the upper 70's later today. for today, lots of sunshine and pleasant conditions with ties between 74 and 80 degrees. more on the forecast and i ♪ a few minutes. thousands of people are walking the streets of dc to help find a cure for breast cancer. is the biggest press cancer event in history. early this morning walkers left national stadium for the susan g. komen three-day walk for the cure. they will walk 60 miles
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throughout the nation's capital. >> everything that we worry about, am i going to make it, the soreness, can i make a full 60 miles, it is nothing compared to anybody that one day find out they have cancer. >> i am ready to do it. >> all the money from the three- day event will go to breast cancer research. 25 days before voters go to the polls and president obama is putting the focus on jobs today. he is in maryland and touring a block factory in bladed art. he is speaking about the government's latest employment report and what is next for jobless americans. the president's stop comes a day for mixed news on the unemployment front brake jobless rate remained frozen at 9: 6% 3 the labor department says the private sector added 64,000 jobs in september. the government laid off 159,000 workers meaning a net loss of jobs. the report is bad news for
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democrats and it is the last report before the midterm >> election> we have a long way to go. certainly, we are not taking a victory lap. we want to quicken the pace of change. we cannot go back for about all of the u.s. has lost a net seven. million jobs since 2007. coming up, the cry heard round the world. why the nobel peace prize pick is facing a jury from china. plus, get ready to hear from the former commander in chief in his own words. there is new buzz ahead of president bush paused new memoir. the chilean miners and their families hold their breath and wait. all of that and i look at the weekend warmups trade ahead.
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they have been trapped underground for two months but the wait could be nearly over for the miners in gillette. in august, a mining accident trapped the 33 miners and thousands of peopof feet underground. they should reach the miners by tomorrow and it could take 3-10 more days and finally pull those men to safety. president obama is calling on china to quickly set free the world's newest nobel peace prize winner. the chinese human rights advocate has won the award from far away. he is in a chinese jail cell right now. the communist nation is greeting news of the prize with anger. >> we met secretly, his last tv interview, at the height of the beijing olympics. he is the world's newest nobel peace prize winner. >> will you be in trouble
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tomorrow? >> i don't think of get into trouble during the olympic games and he didn't. the interview and his riding calling for democracy in china landed him back in prison for months later. it is nearly impossible that the dissident heard the announcement from are with this morning. >> for his long struggle for fundamental human rights. >> the chinese are infuriated. cable channels carrying the oslo announcements were blacked out in china. the government called the awarding of the prize blasphemy and warming relations with norway will be harmed. his behavior and what he did goes against the aims of the nobel prize winner said a government spokesperson. it was the tiananmen square protest in 1989 where he became an activist. he convinced many students to leave before the brutal crackdown. he would not be silent after that process. he started writing and was in prison. when he was freed, he was under virtual house arrest.
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while china be a democracy in your lifetime? >> i don't think about that in terms of that. i know there will be difficulties by act according to what i believe is right. just months after this interview, he co-authored a manifesto calling for a democratic china. he was sent to prison for 11 years where he is today, now a nobel peace prize winner. on this friday afternoon, we turn our attention to some great news in the weather department. >> many times you get a from a forecast and so many things are happening on the weekend and you depend on the weather. that you have days like this where it is a no-brainer. >> you could not find a cloud earlier that there is nothing out there now. let's start with the time lapse photography from frederick before sunrise. put it in motion and watch the sky turn from hazy to a darker shade of blue. no clouds there either.
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you can see the change of color in some of the trees in frederick. the morning lows on the chill till siberiy side. we are 54 degrees and are now into the upper 60's. 77terday's high and low was and 51 at reagan national airport and the average high in october of 1971 was above that. we will be above that for the next few days. 74 degrees in the district now. 69 degrees in annapolis but with the sunshine, temperatures will come up into the upper 70's to the south of our area. this is a classic october weather pattern. we have a big area of low pressure. there are no clouds out there. you have to go well to the west to find any cloud cover. that is over the rockies and
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west of the rockies. that will hang back to the west. most of the eastern 2/3 of the u.s. is virtually cloud-free. tomorrow there will be a few clouds. it will be mostly sunny and pleasant. hints -- on sunday, a frontal system will come through. temperatures on sunday will be a few degrees cooler than tomorrow. columbus day it will be great again. highs will be in the upper 70's with sunshine everywhere you look. it will be a beautiful we get at the beaches as well. -- weekend at the beaches as well. columbus day will have a couple of clouds and back their 80 degrees. late tuesday, we have a 30% chance of showers. this is just my favorite time of year where the weather. >> weekend barbecue and this kind of weather. thank you so much former
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president george w. bush will tell his own story in a big way starting next month. crown publishers of says it is printing 1.5 million copies of the memoir," decision point." it will include video highlights on line and the book comes out november 9 and it is a reflection on the important decisions in the former president's life. still to come, >> oh, my god. they are complete psychopaths. >> it began as an internet french said. it turned into something darker. we have to live with a look at the real story behind a chilling we have to live with a look at the real story behind a chilling
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woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor. man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent. woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions.
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man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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what happens when the virtual world becomes real live? that is the thriving promise of a new reality thriller"20/20" will take us to the story. elizabeth vargas is with them a good afternoon. >> nice to see you. we hear so much about the dangers out there on my parade your investigation tonight takes us inside a new documentary film called "cat fish," about an internet romance that takes a scary turn. >> this is a documentary in movie theaters now. it opened about one month ago. it tracks a nine-month relationship over the internet between this young man and his brother and partner and this woman that he thinks he has fallen in love with on the internet. they go out at some point to michigan where this woman, the
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teenage sister, and the little sister, and 8-year-old painter live. this is what happens when they investigate and find out who they have been communicating with. it is a chilling warning for anyone on myspace or facebook. >> the previews are quite frightening. many people were saying it has a feel much like "blair witch project." this film claims to be telling the truth. is it telling the truth? >> we ask that question. some people last of it was a hoax. it is not a how to read this is a real documentary and they were able to document many of those with hundreds of hours of footage. we see some outtakes and we investigate ourselves and go to michigan and interview people who are involved. it is a pretty shocking twist when you go to michigan and say who is young 18-year-old girl who our main character falls in love with and who she is. you can look at the communication that the two
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exchange over facebook and how elaborate the lies are. >> it sounds fascinating. thank you so much for your time. have a good weekend. >> thank-you. >> you can see the entire fascinating story on abc 7 tonight at 10:00 on "2020." stay with us for abc news at eleven o'clock.
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scientists got a look ahead today. middle schoolers show up today for a school fair at the life sciences center. they learned about how science translates into real life with displays and everything from cancer to the bp oil's bel pre others got a glimpse of how doctors treat for surgery. they look pretty official in their scrubs. >> absolutely. > you probably have the same scene outside yourself? up for the memorial bridge but you have the same weather. it is gorgeous with no clout in the sky. for the next seven days, sunshine and opera 70's today and a few degrees cooler on sunday and on monday, columbus day, around 80 degrees and a cold front coming through tuesday with increasing clouds and gives us a 30% chance of scattered showers. what a terrific looking october weekend. >> thank you so much.
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we thank you for joining us >> thank you so much. we thank you for joining us today
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who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland's in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget honestly. grow small businesses, really. excellent schools everywhere. protect the bay, finally. it's why i'm running -- to make the state we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work.


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