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>> following breaking news from ellicott city. dead after a train deilment. crews fear there may be even more victims. >> i just hope they catch him him away for life. >> suspects are wanted for a crash
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killed a prince george's county police officers. came down to the stop and the broken. >> hundreds of nationals fans stranded afters night's game stretched 13 innings, way past the closing time for metro. atashington" 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it is tuesday, august 21. glad you are starting or stay with us. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. start with meteorologist adam caskey. >> a very comfortable start on this tuesday morning. very humid, temperatures around 60 degrees. feels pretty nice especially for late august. 59 in leesburg, 62 in germantown d.c.orthwest qe-3 in culpeper. watch for patchy fog especially washington, a
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hagerstown, if martinsburg, frederick, you have visibilities. that should burn off around sunrise. cloudy today, isolated thundershowers. those are few and far between. slight chance of that mainly after 4:00 p.m. high temperature of 84. same story basically tomorrow. now to angela for the commute. we are dealing with some including a very bad train derailment in ellicott city. travel through city, you may want to plan for alternate route this morning. closed.k rd. is we are dealing with an accident parkway b-w approaching the new york avenue split. we are seeing a few delays with that. in the meantime, if you are the drive this morning, on interstate 95, not bad from .ale city
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we are looking pretty good for the most part. no major delays. travel times looking normal on from the baltimore beltway to l beltway, normal travel times. making the drive on virginia this morning, we good, as welletty as on 66. back to you. >> thank you. right to breaking news in city, maryland. two people confirmed dead after a train derailment on frederick road the 80-car train was : when it derailed and off of the train cars fell a bridge. coal. carrying two victims on the bridge at the time of the derailment. they're not railroad employees. emergency crews continue searching to see if there were any additional victims. we have crews headed to the scene. details as a get them. and the search for the chase andvolved in a
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crashed and killed a prince george's county police officer. adrian morris was just 23 years old and had been on the force of two and a half years. john gonzalez joins us with the latest details. >> witnesses are adamant that the rammed a vehicle police cruiser. it is still not clear how fast e going and ifer the officers were wearing seat belts. it was at this shell gas station delaware two prince george's county officers responded to an theft involving the man you see on the bottom left of the screen. a high-speed police pursued several milesed >> he just kept yelling his partner's name. he kept saying "morris, morris." he said, "just talk to morris, get morris' attention." i thought he was ok. i thought he was breathing. old officer adrian driving the police cruiser was ejected. died a prince george's hospital center where
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fellow officers were visible in grief.with >> they have known him since he was 15 or 16 years old >> . the search is on for a bluish tl with temporary tags. him and putey catch him away for life. adrian morris was a native of jamaica and became a u.s. citizen in 2009. the other officer has been released from hospital. reporting live in prince county, john gonzalez, abc 7. >> officer morris is the first county officer killed in a line of duty in more years.o every 2010 when officer thomas jensen lost control of his ice piern a patch of responding to a burglary call in college park. he died from his injuries days after the crash. on the force five years. with abc 7 news. will have the latest the death ofin
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r morris. you can also look for instance asne at well as on our facebook and twitter pages. parents in fairfax county you to take a precaution old girl was- sexually assaulted. the girl was lured from a playground. jummy olabanji is live in alexandria with this developing story. attack and abduction the apartment complex right behind me. it is in the alexandria section of fairfax county. in this people living o would are wondering wh a 5-year-old girl. that is something fairfax county police are trying to figure out. fairfax county detectives were at this apartment complex in alexandria. there were talking to neighbors lookingributing fliers s that might catch predator. >> a 5-year-old child?
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>> neighbors were stunned to that today's ago a man girl anda 5-year-old sexually assaulted her. sometime between 7:00 and 8:00 evening the man or the basement ofinto the an apartment building. that's where the attack took place. >> the site of a man holding the of a 5-year-old child may alarm bells at first glance. hopefully, by learning this was abduction and an attack, put two and two together. >> police are looking at weather and the little girl was being supervised at the time. big wake-up call. >> the world is a dangerous to leave the kids playing by themselves. >> fairfax county police say of the girl's age she give a vague to of her attacker. asking anyone who makes anything out of the sunday night to give them a call. reporting live in alexandria, jummy olabanji. >> thanks so much.
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we want to get back to breaking news in ellicott city. d after a train derailment for. >> this happens in a,000 block of frederick road. the scenerter is on with details. blcok. >> [no audio] >> we're having a little trouble, but we will get back to her. two people were killed. a number of the train cars derailed, part of them falling bridge, landing on parked cars below. two people killed were apparently on the bridge and sx employees. causing major traffic disruptions as well. >> an investigation is underway. they're trying to make sure no was injured. will get back to brianne carter in a few moments. we want to get to vote 2012.
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virginia's voter id laws will take effect in time for election day >> . the u.s. justice department approved a law which closes a that allow virginians to vote without identification. it expands the type of identification accepted at the polls. l help virginias elections while ensuring box for alle ballot qualified voters, says governor mcdonnell. the president's campaign has it got in then past month. spent $59 million in july. romney's campaign took in $49 n in july and spent $33 million. on the campaign trail today the ohio andps in romney will mitt appear in texas. 5:09 on this tuesday morning. still ahead, aaa released its labor day forecast. [ male announcer ] since 1996 welfare recipients were required to work.
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d.c. mayor vincent gray has established a new flooding force.ion task month the low-lying e bloomingdale and ledroit park neighborhood were severely flooded for two weeks after heavy rain.
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rawson which damaged homes and businesses. new task force will find ways to e problems and prevent future flooding. out what'snd happening outside. adam caskey. >> a little fog this morning especially northwest of washington. locally, there's good visibility. 10 miles visibility at reagan national. hagerstown, martinsburg, winchester, gaithersburg, under a mile in most locations. winchester, only 0.3 miles. still another 45 minutes of fog. 67 degrees in the district, 59 gaithersburg this morning. comfortable especially late august. if there is low humidity this morning. 57 degrees in cumberland. culpeper at 64 degrees. highs today will be in the mid '80s locally. 80's in the potomac highlands. 83 in cumberland, 84 in fairfax and buoyant slight chance.
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of a few thundershowers later on today. nothing severe, just garden variety poppa thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. the same story tomorrow. now to angela for the commute. latest is the train derailment, which is our big story. normally travel on k road through ellicott city, that closure will be going throughout most of the day. that's according to authorities. are traveling around the district, no reported trouble spots. will get a look at maryland. making the drive on 270, there's democracy drive. 70rthbound and southbound, 2 well in frederick. no reports of incidents. the b-w parkway just past 202 southbound, accident with a the woods, so be prepared for delays right there. meantime, in virginia,
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interstate 66 moving at speed beltway and from y to the teddy roosevelt bridge. look at 95 into springfield. moving quite well. no early incidents or delays to report at this time. back to you. >> thank you. aaa has its labor day travel forecast. there's a prediction of an despite high gas prices. 33 million americans expected to more than 50 miles from their home. that is up from last labor day weekend and would be a new post- recession high. f air travelers will 3.7% om last year. we are looking at 62 degrees on this tuesday. >> still ahead, a longer than expected night for some nationals fans. expected night for some nationals fans. hundreds organic artichokes, organic lettuce, organic kale... expected night for some natiodoes your cauliflower huhave a big carbon footprint? not at all. that's great.
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington" with cynne simpson and steve chenevey. this is "good morning washington," on your side. tickets are top stories. we're learning more about a train derailment in old ellicott city. the train carrying coal derailed near a historic downtown bridge.
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23 of 80 cars came off the tracks? . two people killed. no word on what caused the derailment. investigators are still searching for the suspect involved a case that killed a prince george's county police officer. old adrian morris and pursuing theere monday when their crashed into a ditch. morse died and his partner suffered non-life-threatening injuries. -- morris died. a child was on a playground in alexandria neighborhood when lured her into the at annt to assault her apartment building. been handing out fliers and questioning neighbors. check in with adam the weather. >> very refreshing right now. temperatures running a little below average. great when you step outside. prince george's county started yesterday. so it feels good at the bus
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stop, refreshing this morning. a sign of the changes to come in late august and early september. let's go to the weatherbug network. the coolest of temperatures. temperatures on the left. degrees and frostburg. 54 in cumberland. 57 in meyersville and leesburg with low humidity. dew points in the 50's. thelly, we are mainly in 60's. 67 degrees in washington. in gaithersburg, 59. 69 in quantico. we still have fog especially northwest of town and in parts of central virginia. under and a half mile in winchester and martinsburg and hagerstown. out for patchy fog particularly west of 95 and early on of washington this tuesday morning. we had some clouds spreading over as locally.
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it will be a beautiful sunrise. have the clearing of to the west, that helps fog to form. that's why we are seeing that mainly west of washington this morning. pressure system is influencing our weather. highe stuck between this down tofrontal system the southeast. that will be the main corridor to showers and storms down the southeast of us. we cannot rule out one or two thisf thundershowers later afternoon and evening. 84 degrees for the high temperature. degreesures near 60 tonight. be warming into the 80s by the weekend with a sunshine. angela, what do you have? >> there is the train derailment in ellicott city. closed on frederick road between westchester and columbia pike. probably be awill get around the closure. we will be closed for most of
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day. see how things are looking for around the capital beltway. bad for the start of your drive. if you are making the drive on 270, we have not seen any major delays or disruptions at boulevard. 95 out of baltimore looks pretty pretty695 to 495 on the beltway. in virginia, there is a trouble spot. fairfax county parkway 286 is closed between 123. center parkway before their blocking two southbound lanes and one northbound lane. back to you. >> thank you. it is another new milestone for apple >> . rob nelson has details for us. a new milestone for apple. on monday that the technology overtook microsoft to
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ending. not end until 12:30 this morning. >> they closed out the home game innings. >> over to the right side. home! the game is over. >> he fumbled the ball and danny espinoza scored. 5- nationals beat the braves 4. panda atlantic its third -- handing s atlantic its third straight loss. metro stop running before the nationals did give fans .heir warning >> it came up on the screen at e that the line was closing at 11:20. we thought we would still have time, but the game went into extra innings. >> metro says to stay open late
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or open early it costs an extra hour.s and $500 per nationals don't have a standing t with metro to stay late. 5:27, 63 degrees. -- it cost an extra $29,000. >> and we will update you on a deadly train derailment in ellicott city. offnd an
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. we continue to follow breaking news in ellicott city, maryland. two people dead after a train derailment. good morning, washington.
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tuesday, august 21. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. >> let's get started with adam caskey. have some reduced visibility. we still have another half-hour to thicken. it is a possible morning. 66 in camp springs, 61 in warrenton. 84 degrees for the high , nearature this afternoon average. conditions for the d a slighte day an chance of isolated thundershowers this afternoon and evening. nothing strong to severe. brief downpours here and there. now back to angela foster. allot of trouble spots. a new accident for those 66.eling westbound your ramp to the dulles s closed withd i accident activity.
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fairfax county parkway before ox rd, blocked.d lanes are in maryland, not seeing any especially around the beltway. just got anwe accident reported on the outer pastof the beltway just college park, route 1. want right lane is blocked with the accident. delays, but it's not bad for now. 270 did have a bottleneck a few 109, but still moving at a pretty good pace. the lays off and on. what you will run into traveling in springfield on interstate 95. pocket delays as volume build, but still at a pretty good pace r continuingtway o 395. back to you. >> thank you. we will start things off with breaking news in ellicott city, maryland. crews are searching
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r potential other victims in a train derailment. at least two people confirmed in the derailment on frederick road. brianne carter is on the scene with what she has learned. two fatalities with this train derailment. the heart of ellicott city along main street. the train derailment occurred is just a little ways down main street. that's where authorities are up therying to pick of this that occurred around midnight. that 23 august the 80 cars along the tracks that csx traineling on a derailed around midnight. coal.ains were carrying a section of the tracks spilled and some of the fell on two cars in a below. lot we understand there were maybe csx operatorser
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said to be ok. the gender and age of two victims reported. they are not employees. we will follow this and bring you the latest. carter, abc 7. >> thanks so much. prince george's county police need your help this morning. they are trying to find a suspect involved in a chase and d up killingh ende one of their own. adrian morris was killed when a drivingar he was slammed into a ditch. john gonzalez is live at police h more for >> it is not clear this morning fast the vehicles were and if officer adrian morris was wearing his seat belt.
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he was driving the vehicle. he lost control on interstate 95 intervene.pper witnesses are adamant this vehiclethat the suspect rammed a police cruiser. this all started at a shell gas where two laurel county officers responded to an attempted car theft involving the man you see on the bottom of the screen. high speed police pursuit tragically ended just a few miles away. again, adrian morris, a 23-year- old officer, died at prince george's hospital center, where fellow officers were visibly overcome with grief. the search is on for a bluish- silver acura tl with temporary tax. -- tags. >> he just kept yelling his partner's name. he kept saying "morris, morris." he said, "just talk to morris, get morris' attention." i thought he was ok. i thought he was breathing.
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>> adrian morris was a native of jamaica. he became a u.s. citizen in , joined the force a year later. other officer who has not identified this morning has hospital.sed from reporting live in palmer park, gonzalez, abc 7 news. g thee naacp is protestin laurel police department. this comes in the wake of a $3 million civil lawsuit. suing an officer for excessive force from an incident on august 2. witness captured this video of williams handcuffed outside a bar and an officer hitting him repeatedly. an internal police investigation is under way. >> 5:37 now, 62 degrees. very profitable on this tuesday morning. come, the latest on from a congressman's
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hello, this is madison and .his is my little sister we would just like to say good morning, washington. >> good morning, washington. >> 5:40 a.m. on this tuesday
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morning. very profitable and refreshing. humidity, temperature in the '50s off northwest of washington. in martinsburg, 55 in cumberland, 61 in hagerstown, 57 gaithersburg, 67 in the district, 68 in annapolis along the water. from orange va to culpeper and piedmont and especially hagerstown, martinsburg, winchester, visibilities under half mile. infor the high temperature frostburg. 84 degrees within the beltway. partly cloudy conditions once off this morning. isolated thundershowers. spotty late-day showers. variety downpours. again on wednesday. seven-day forecast coming up. now to angela foster for the commute. >> an update on the accident
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earlier. westbound. the ramp to the dulles was blocked, but now police say you can get by on the shoulder a. we are seeing delays as well. starting to see a lot of volume delays around area. interstate 95 coming in from starting in quantico, seeing a little slow traffic. bad from route 3 to city, 28 minutes. dale city to the beltway, 13 minutes. seeing slow traffic in stafford garrissonville. true quantico and heading into springfield, some brief delays. tapping the brakes. 27 we ared, on on 270. -- once you get past their, you are good into germantown. good on 95 in maryland. m laurel, no delays to
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the drive to the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. our iou beatles week abc 7 for facebook page. >> you can win four vip tickets to see abbey road on the river. you can win a guitar and that's where $10,000. go to our facebook page and we will announce the winner on monday on "good morning washington." >> it is 63 degrees on this tuesday morning. >> more of a wildfire battle out west. more of a wildfire battle out west.
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into vehicles parked in a public lot. there's a new group of college professors are getting to know. t is pushing the level of out doctors to alarming levels. >> 5:47 right now. the junee aftermath of storm that caused massive outages. county uses this as a learning opportunity. verizon will start improving its generator maintenance and redesign network systems to improve reliability. storm,days after the thousands of customers were service if inone fairfax, arlington, and prince william. governor o'malley teaming up advisors and theunity leaders to discuss state's electric grid. beginng today they will the first of nine round tables avoid prolonged outages. review cost options
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for building underground power and improving electric distribution infrastructure. struggling tos contain wildfires throughout the western united states. the ponderosa fire in northern california has destroyed seven homes and is threatening 3500 others. 1900 firefighters were battling fire 170 miles north of sacramento if. the fire broke out saturday. and is just 30% contained. dry conditions and gusty wind e flames.h 100 boats and barges along an 11-mile stretch of the nearssippi river greenville. it shut down because of low water levels. been closed intermittently since august 11 when a vessel ran aground. the coast guard will oversee opening in an attempt to the river back up if. >> republicans have until 5:00 convince todd akin to senate bid or find else to run in his place. >> is losing support after his
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comments about rape. >> was a congressman todd akin and vows to keep his senate thisign going even though republicans are pressuring him to drop out. under fire for an explanation against for why he all abortions even in the case of rape. from what i understand from doctors, that's really rare. if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. but let's assume maybe that didn't work or something. i think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child. >> the comments set off a firestorm. democrats pounced with president obama weighing in on it. >> the comments are offensive. rape is rape. >> mitt romney condemned to the remarks. rape werements about offensive. i cannot defend what he said. >> todd akin apologized. i made the statement in error. rape is never legitimate. what i said was wrong.
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that i apologize. >> but the congressman's words late. too he's facing one of the most forerable democrats up reelection, senator claire mccaskill. republican take control of the senate want him out of the race. the national group that n senate republica candidates told todd akin it $5 million in advertising. l rove'same for caller super pac. todd akin blocked an online fundraising appeal last night. mog bradley, abc news. >> e mars rover will take a test drive today. will flex its robotic arm on mars. use its laser to blast a rock.
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within the next six months. how are we looking outside? >> refreshing. orfeels like late august early september. year where theof longer.are getting more nighttime. fog to develop and temperatures to drop a little .ore coldest temperatures i could find. degrees in frostburg and mchenry. cumberland, 54. emmets byrd, 57 degrees -- tsburg. we have some areas of fog. this is ijamsville. at oakdale high school, you can we have some patchy fog. disabilities are down from to winchester to
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hagerstown, frederick, visibilities under half mile. 1.3 miles in gaithersburg. patchy fog north and west of town on this tuesday morning. in the district currently, 67 degrees with low humidity to what we are you still. 59 in martinsburg, 55 in cumberland. 69 in quantico along the potomac river. we have clearing off to the west. fog to form. the rainfall ads low-level moisture as well. the main corridor for showers be down to our , basically over the coastline and offshore. that's where the frontal zone is of thee will have most storms today into evening. we cannot rule out one or two s locally.hundershower a
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before degrees for the high temperature, partly cloudy. r temperatures tomorrow few spotty late-day thundershowers. on the weekend, upper 80s, sunny dry. now the commute with angela. >> good morning. starting with a little good news. accident on the beltway outer loop between around to new hampshire avenue has cleared of. lane has been reopened. o get back up to speed. southbound on the b-w parkway, 202 hasdent just past cleared. seeing a little bit bottleneck in that area. delayseavy volume, through making the drive urbana. brakes past 109 down 121.ds not back through germantown as you continue on to spur. in virginia on 66, an earlier
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westbound, the ramp to the dulles connector road is still closed. getting a traffic through .n the ramp no major volume delays on 66 elsewhere. a little bit of volume on 95, making your way up toarrissonville quantico. back to you. >> thank you. 5:56, 63 degrees. >> money magazine as its list of 5:56, 63i'm barack obama and i approve this meage
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