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the legend of some brothers who make moonshine and will not pay off the crooked cops of franklin county virginia, so they start a war. it starts at shia labeouf and jessica chastain with gary owen as a gangster. 2.5 stars rated r, not quite intoxicating. best bets for the weekend, "the dark knight rises" and the campaign and moonrise kingdom. have a great holiday weekend. i'm arch campbell, abc 7 entertainment. >> straight ahead at 6:00, the flood threat in isaac's aftermath clinkers in parts of louisiana and mississippi. they're preparing to puncture a dam to ease the pressure caused by rising waters on the river. >> george is down in the south right now. >> in the wake of hurricane
isaac, flooding, damage, and heartache. seven years ago this woman rode out to retain katrina in her attic. >> this is bothering me more. i don't know. >> flooding continues in parts of louisiana and mississippi. rescuers are on patrol, helping anyone left stranded. in slidell and another perished flood warnings prompted further evacuations. still some residents insisted on staying home. >> my house has withstood a number of storms. >> in plaquemines parish officials intentionally breached a levee to drain floodwaters. the power is slowly being restored along the gulf. it's are reopening as workers cleared debris. the alabama governor says there will be lessons to gain from this experience. >> i am one who learns from what happens. if we see things that need to be
changed, we are going to do that. >> remnants are moving over arkansas and southern missouri today, bringing the threat of tornadoes and flash floods. >> that report from new orleans this morning. we'll check back in with the folks down there as the waters continue rising. >> let's get a look in your holiday weekend forecast with adam caskey. >> the chance of rain will increase around here throughout the weekend from 30% on saturday to 50% by monday on labor day due to the remnants of isaac. currently 60 degrees in the shenandoah valley and the potomac highlands. 57 in berkeley springs 63 in winchester, 62 in woodstock. 70 on the nose in bethesda. 10-d2 and oxon hill. sunny and highs today, 94 for the high temperature. we will talk about the rain chances in more detail, coming up. >> a terrible accident report on
the b-w parkway. at least five cars and vault in the crash after the beltway between 410 and 450. just blocking one left lane on the b-w parkway, but traffic is crawling through that region. 95 southbound, there was a work zone activity between falmouth and fredericksburg still blocking two lanes. very slow southbound 95. northbound 95 still recovering from the earlier accident prior to quantico. lanes open, but still moving quite slowly. traveling on 66 right now no troubles in don't. outbound on the roosevelt bridge police are blocking one lane with activity. so we are seeing minor delays right there. back to you. >> thank you. news from prince george's county this morning, five firefighters and one apartment resident recovering from injuries hills. firefighters rescued several people from the huntley square apartments. john gonzalez has more on the
euro efforts. >> the fire started on a bottom unit and quickly worked its way up. five firefighters are in the hospital this morning, four with minor burns and another with smoke inhalation, after setting a woman's life. four residents of this burning tree story garden style apartments became trapped, the flames too intends to find a way out. when firefighters opened the front door of the units that was on fire, they were greeted by an intense wall of flames. >> they arrived and found a working fire went down the steps, opened the door, and as soon as they opened the door it flashed on them. that's what created the fire going up to the apartment above. >> one firefighter suffered smoke inhalation and exhaustion, a 10-year veteran who ran toward the screams of a frantic woman. prexy founder in a position where she cannot get out. he literally sat with her in the
apartment sharing his air mask, waiting for someone to rescue them. there's no way he was going to get her through the fire if. >> seconds before running out of air, the two were rescued. one resident who was rescued suffering burns on her feet after the fire ripped through the floor. the cause is not known. in temple hills, john gonzalez, abc 7. >> d.c. police investigating the break-in at an elementary school in northwest on thursday between 3:00 p.m. at 11:00 p.m. at raymond elementary school on spring road. they have not told us if anything was taken. no arrests made. >> republican presidential hopefuls hop back on the campaign trail for stop and virginia. romney and ryan kickoff labor day weekend with a brief stop at richmond international airport. there will join george allen and the rest of the gop hopefuls on the november ballot for 2:00 rally. many consider virginia the new ohio which was the key battleground state into thousand eight.
mitt romney have the spotlight at the republican national convention and revealed his five-point plan, promising to restore millions of jobs for america while attacking president obama's leadership. >> you know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president, when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. [laughter] >> republicans used their three- day convention to try to reach out to undecided voters. several polls show close race now between romney and obama with the president holding a slight edge in key battleground states. >> obama fly to texas to visit troops at fort bliss in el paso today. he will speak to service members and hold a roundtable with their families. vice-president joe biden at any event in ohio. the holiday weekend could be painful for anybody driving to a labor day destination. >> oil and gas companies forced to abandon their platforms in the gulf ahead of isaac are expecting damages -- assessing
damages and slowly restarting operations. jummy olabanji explains why there may be little help for drivers this holiday weekend. >> good morning. there was a lot going on in the. gulf the. a lot of the refineries and oil rigs now have the power restored. but that does not mean gas prices have not taken a hit. they have gone up nationwide because of what's been going on with the hurricane. the nationwide average for a gallon of gas right now is $3.83. in virginia, $3.70. in maryland, $3.80. in the district, it's already around $4 for a gallon of regular gas. we are paying 25 cents more than just about a month ago. because of the holiday weekend coming up, aaa says more people will be paying more at depaul. 33 million people across the country if expected to go out of town for a holiday weekend. hundreds of thousands of them in
our region. aaa says as we get closer to autumn, gas prices could continue to go down. as we know, another hit to drivers will be on tuesday, the day after labor day, when many students will be going back to school. that means more drivers on the road, including school buses. traffic on the day after labor day could be pretty terrible. jummy olabanji reporting from arlington. >> the department of transportation unveiling to an effort to combat distracted driving among teenagers. today at a baltimore grand prix. they surveyed teenaged drivers and found one-third of them consider talking on the phone behind the wheel dangerous. one-fifth of them admitted to texting while driving. look for details on a new effort on our web site at wjla.com. >> 71 degrees now. still ahead colleges hope to teach students an important lesson outside the classroom. >> the nationals are planning a
>> you've read about it in the paper and it's on the news. you can see it in person at the national aquarium in d.c., the no. snakehead. good morning, washington. >> good morning. 6:11 is the time. officials in michigan introduced the lucky person who bought the only winning powerball ticket from the jackpot that was $337 million. the ticket was purchased at a convenience store in up here, michigan, 45 miles north of detroit. in was the third largest prize in
powerball history. >> some nationals players will visit with patients along with the mascot at medstar debilitation hospital. ian desmond and others will join patients' for physical therapy exercises. the national smashed the cardinals 8-1 and bryce harper got his 15th home run of the season and his third in the last few days. jayson werth paranorman in the fifth inning. edwin dachshund had 10 strikeouts. g gio gonzalez will be on the mound tonight for the nationals. -- >> lets see what adam caskey has in store. >> arrange as will increase day- by-day on the weekend. let's talk about today first period 74 in culpeper. we will be in the mid 90's this afternoon for high temperatures with nearly total sunshine. a hot day today. enjoy the cool weather today and tomorrow. by sunday and monday the chance
of rain will increase and we have spotty showers on sunday and monday. not continuous rainfall, just off and on. here's the travel forecast nationally. arkansas towards missouri, 84 degrees in kansas city, 92 degrees in boston and 92 in new york city. we can forecast straight ahead with an. now angela. craig moe is starting at 193 southbound on the b-w parkway. as a crash involving. five involving that passed 410 all the way to 450. major delays. still slow on interstate 95 in virginia. there was a earlier crash approach in quantico. and out of the way, but still a lot of delays the courthouse road.
that's where you see the brake lights. two right lanes are blocked as you continue down to fredericksburg. back to you. >> thank you. coming up, we will take you inside the festival that is especially tailored for fans of the beatles. >> and parents of elementary school students sfx: sounds ofof maring band and crowd cheering sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering so, i'm walking down the street, x: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering just you know walking, sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering and i found myself in the middle of this parade honoring america's troops. which is actually quite fitting because geico has been serving e military for over 75 years. aawh no, look, i know this is about the troops and not about me. right, but i don't look like that. who can i write a letter to about this? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.
>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington" with cynne simpson and steve chenevey. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> is it has finally moved north out of louisiana, but still plenty of aftermath. >> flooding continues to plague areas north and south of new orleans. officials evacuated parts of the area. parts of mississippi as well
because of pressure building on a dam. there will likely puncher in spots today to ease some of the pressure so the whole thing does not break. if the officials in plaquemines parish priest a levee to drain plug waters as well. >> 6:15 right now. looking for something fun this holiday weekend? check out national harbor. >> beatles fans can take a trip down memory lane with abbey road on the river. brianne carter has more details. >> all you need is love and perhaps a little rock-and-roll to route this holiday weekend. head down to the national harbors. they have dozens of acts that will be performing throughout the weekend and stages indoor ands and outdoors. things kick off at noon today. one of the sponsors is joining us. the festival has been here three years. >> come and visit the gretch
exhibit. this guitar is peridotite number one, based on the original model guitar that george harrison bought when he was a kid. this is a picture of him at age of 17. it will be on display. we brought it from london to the united states and replicated it. it was quite a project. it will be on display here. come by and take a look. >> it's a little piece of history. anything you are specifically looking forward to in terms of musical groups? >> there's a lot of great music. the power of the beatles and that music, the spirit of it. it's a great family event.
the steve kseizmoore band. >> things kick off at noon today and continues through the weekend, even on monday. there are stages outside and inside. let's go back to the studio with adam caskey for the forecast. >> i will be down there at noon for a live shot. that event kicks off today at noon. i noticed some fog over the potomac river. we have some areas of fog. in the shenandoah valley visibility is at 0.3 miles. 22 miles in manassas. it is foggy to the north and west of washington in low-lying areas. it is 64 degrees in culpeper right now. we will rise to the mid 90's today. it will be hot and sticky with
bright sunshine. enjoy it and drink plenty of fluids. a few degrees cooler tomorrow in the low 90s. the rain chances increases as we go the the weekend due to remnants of tropical depression is aac. it moves east through the ohio valley. here's the latest rainfall forecast from down the road in d.c. almost 7 inches through 8:00 a.m. monday in parts of missouri, illinois, indiana. that is a very drought-stricken part of the country. it may be too much of a good thing for some folks, but others need the rainfall. we will see some trina brown d.c. especially through the weekend. it's not a weekend washout, just sporadic showers particularly sunday and monday and even into a tuesday. angela foster. >> we have herecontestant on
the east west freeway. heavy traffic approaching the sousa bridge, a banoutbound ramps to restrict. five car pileup southbound on the b-w parkway prior to 450 blocking one lane and causing a lot of delays. southbound on 95 this morning in virginia, major work zone still in place causing delays between falmouth and fredericksburg. northbound 95, the lays off and on from an earlier crash. there's volume. no reported problems traveling around the beltway in maryland. there's a live look at u.s. 29. moving quite well on the inner loop and the outer loop between silver spring and 270. >> thank you so much. look at this. a pizza truck driver in santa barbara, california, misjudged the size of an overhead bridge and got the truck struck.
it was lifted off the ground by the bridge. they eventually cleared of the truck and reopened the road and the bridge. no injuries, luckily. >> 13 feet will not fit under 12.4 inches. the dow jones stumbled over 100 points on thursday, and increasing the anticipation of ben bernanke's speech in wyoming. >> rob nelson explains. >> ford is focused on the crown. the focus is on track to becoming the best-selling car in the world this year. it's a head of the toyota corolla. in jackson hole, wyoming, fed chairman ben bernanke is not expected to announce any moves today to shore up the economy but that the central bank is considering such action. most of the new jobs being created pay poorly while a
majority of positions lost during the recession were mid- level. jobs that are traditionally taken by young people are being filled by older workers who lost more lucrative jobs. as we head into what is usually a slow weekend at the movies, more theaters will be showing to the disney films. it the last chance to steve the avengers and brave at the big screen before they go to video.
>> the search continues overseas for missing journalists in syria. it is believed the 31-year-old named austin is being held in damascus. his editors and his family have not heard from him in two weeks. the washington post is one of several news outlets that he's been filing stories for. the state department is investigating his disappearance. >> federal authorities and local police shut down a brothel on grand avenue in manassas. eight people are being held without bond. the house is right across the street from bennett elementary school. prince william county police arrested the suspects working with fbi, homeland security, and customs agents. the suspects are accused of either being prostitutes helping them, or frequenting the house. parents and kids at the school are shocked. >> we had no clue at all. is surprising. this is a really nice
neighborhood. i love this neighborhood. >> police are looking for one more suspect, the person who allegedly oversaw the business. harvard university investigating allegations of widespread cheating. nearly half of the students in an undergraduate government class may have plagiarized or improperly collaborated on a take-home final exam. the class had 279 students. the school says anyone found guilty could be forced to withdraw from the college for a year. crest colleg>> more sleep could make a huge difference in your college career. a lack of sleep and cause anxiety, depression, and academic troubles. a few schools are now giving students your plugs, sleep states, and napping lessons. today's the last day to sign a fourth chance to win $200 for back-to-school supplies and clothing. the deadline is 4:00 p.m. today. go to wjla.com/facebook to sign
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>> live and in hd. this is "good morning washington." on your side. >> and straight ahead at 6:30, firefighters injured rescuing residents. >> and mitt romney shares the stage with clint eastwood. good morning washington, it is friday august 31. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynné simpson. let us check in with adam caskey. >> the moon is setting as we
speak. if you want to go see the moon set, and the sun is rising just minutes from now. 6:31 right now. we should have a good amount of sunshine and throughout the day. but hayes off in the distance. some patchy fog over our neighboring suburbs, especially out to the west. 71 in washington. 62, leesburg. mostly sunny on our way to before. rain chances increase direct the weekend, especially sunday and monday. just spotty showers here and there. back to angela. >> we are looking at a few complicated spots. not too bad for people on 66. a few bright lights eastbound. around the beltway, looking pretty good. not seeing many complications or any delays. also good on 270.
not so good on the bw parkway. a pile up before 450. we continue to block a left lane and see delays in the area of southbound bw parkway near the 50 split. >> thank you. 6:32. republican presidential mitt romney took center stage presenting what could be the speech of his life as six of the party's nomination. he offered a personal insight as well as -- making his case for presidential bid. >> good morning. some of his thunder may have been stolen by a hollywood legend. he was generallyuinely emotional at times. >> mr. chairman and delegates, i
accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> the businessman and former governor who made his case for leading america. what america needs is a jobs, lots of jobs. >> the republican nominee promised if elected, 12 million jobs of the next four years. he expressed disappointment in the current executive. >> you know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president, when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. >> he also opened up about his mormon faith. he spoke emotionally about his parents, and his mother's run for the united states senate. >> i can still see her sitting why should women have any less safe than men about the great decisions facing our nation. >> but he was combative claiming president obama has thrown israel under the bus and has not been tough enough with russia appear in court with an
stand up and said, i am an american i make my destiny. my children deserve a better, my family deserves better, my country deserves better. >> the gop mystery speaker turned out to be clint eastwood. he may have had a more awkward moments like pretending the empty chair was president obama. then he did effective attacks on the white house. >> when someone does not do the job, we have got to let them go. >> romney and paul ryan will get new campaign -- this morning before taking off out of tampa. reporting live in tampa. >> thank you so much to our partners in politico are in tampa. we are going to talk with them in a few minutes. on whether the romney speech
hurt or helped his future. that is coming up. this just in and. >> are following word of a plane crash in florida. >> a husband and wife we are finding out now were found inside an experimental aircraft and florida. apparently that had taken off yesterday evening. family and friends have not heard from them for several hours. reported them missing police went out to investigate and found the two of them dead. this just coming in from marion county florida. >> also coming in, more details about prince george's county. several firefighters injured after battling an apartment fire last night. john gonzalez of the scene this morning with the latest. >> this was an intense fire. we want to tell you about some real heroic actions that occurred here. this morning five firefighters are still in the hospital,
suffering from a four of them from minor burns. one of them suffering from smoke inhalation and exhaustion after he heard a woman crying in and upstairs unit here he ran for her. she was trapped in apartment. he could not get her out. he conducted out. there were running out of air. there were rescued. fire started on the bottom floor and quickly spread upstairs. the call still -- because it still on known. in number of people had to be rescued. a resident is also in the hospital. we understand she was burned on her feet after the fire ripped through the ceiling of the bottom unit and worked its way up to her apartment. again, the cause is still unknown. reporting live, john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >> we have some sadness to share with you from the abc news
family. robin roberts's mother has passed away. >> she just hours after she said goodbye to >> the good morning america." to take medical leave. she traveled home to mississippi and made her way through flooded roadways to be with her beloved ailing mother just in time. >> we wish the best to robin. 6:37 is the
>> 6:40. we want to check in with angela to get a look at traffic. >> on this friday morning pretty good. especially around the beltway. as we take a live look at 270, not a lot of volume. moving well with no major delays. southbound a little heavier. on the bw parkway we have the major trouble spot, a five car pile up just before 450, delays start of powder mill road. and on i-95 in virginia, volume delays coupled with an earlier crash. cell phone, making your way through fredericksburg, blocking lanes. be prepared for those delays. let us check in with their chief
meteorologist doug hill. >> good morning. thank you very much. we are off and running almost into labor day weekend. the weather to start off is pretty clear. into arlington -- a bit of haze and the air. it is going to be a beautiful day. lots of sun. it is going to be hot. the only good news, the air will still be dry. as we head into the mid 90s. in northwesterly breeze developing. 74 in reagan national. 75 annapolis. others in the 60s. 57 in martinsburg critical start for the day. years of like radar. what you see on the left hand side, but little swirl, that is what is left of isaac. heavy rain there. high pressure will control the weather today. sunday and monday clouds will becomean increase.
91 to 96 is the high. in nice breeze, just hot and dry. the beaches look a little better. probably staying in good shape for sunday. but even at the beaches monday could have showers. we will see you again and about 10 minutes. back to you. >> thank you so much. the timeout is 6:42. we are looking at 70 degrees. >> brianne carter has you
one in the national capital --. virginia has four cases. d.c. has had one. icicle is behind flood fears. >> >> all because of pressure building on a dam. to pressure that they will do it on purpose to ease pressure so the whole thing doesn't first. -- does not burst. if your of looking for something to do in the area and you do not want to travel, just had across the river to national harbor. >> you can take a trip down memory lane with abbey road on the river. >> good morning. here comes the sun. we are getting a better view of what you can look forward to. we are talking about the beatles
festival and the number of acts that will be out of here. about three dozen acts will be accurate and will be performing today, tomorrow and monday. indore outdoors, a lot to look forward to. we were talking about this earlier, this sort of a deep rooted connection. >> it is. the first beatles concert was played at the old washington coliseum. ticket prices were outrageous. there were $2 from $3.50 dollars. screaming fans. the beatles would play and one way and then the other way because it was a square stage. thay have for the next night and went to carnegie hall. they love to the energy from the crowd. was one of the best concerts' they ever gave. >> we will see that energy here throughout the weekend. >> tonight at 8:45, jefferson
starship will be playing. they will be playing some beatles songs. tomorrow i will do every creation of a love the show. it will be fabulous. but the music. and it is really incredible. it is quite an ensemble. >> a lot to look forward to. the stage is set for all of the event. set to kick off today at noon. it will run late into the evening, you of plenty of time to get out here today, tomorrow and monday. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. 6:47. >> doug hill. >> good morning. it is ok. it is not going to be a picture perfect weekend. stay in touch with the forecast here on abc 74 wjla.com. take a look and are roof cam.
low levels in the atmosphere. the sun will get up above that. temperatures right now, mainly in the 60s drug the metro area. 64 at reagan national. temperatures to the 80s 90s 92, 94. we will have a bit of a breeze. will be hot. but it will be dry throughout the day. dry skies throughout our area. but to the west, we are still seeing a depression and from isaac. the remnants energy could result in increasing clouds and freezing rain chances for the entire holiday weekend of. here is the path of the storm. and the result will be rainfall totals that will be pretty impressive out for portions of the midwest, some areas of to 8
inches of rain. and that will spread eastereastward through the weekend. our grain chances will increase every day. -- rain chances. >> good morning. the good news for this morning is not a lot of volume around the beltway. and some of our key routes. a few accidents to touch on. and waldorf, a pretty serious accidents. it is impacting traffic. closer to the city, the baltimore washington parkway, a five car pileup. in the south bound lanes from the accident is before 450. at least five of vehicles involved. currently only blocking one left lane. but the back up as well back past the beltway. just before powder mill road.
it is where you start to see the bright lights. we are breaking down, traveling very slow as you approach the accident scene. the crash is the fourth 450, 5 vehicles involved. be aware of delays. this will be there for some time a. plan accordingly for your commute. back to news. >> 6:50 right now. 70 degrees. >> alive run of of the top stories and what you need to know before you leave the [ harry
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exhaustion after the essentially save a woman's life. he went to get the trapped woman. they shared the same oxygen mask. they were rescued seconds before they ran out of air. >> 33 million people across the country are expected to head out of town for labor day weekend. they will be paying more at the gas pump. the national average is $3.83 and virginia $3.80 in maryland. we are paying about 25 cents more than we were about a few weeks ago. now to brianne carter. >> hear the national harbor, the stage is set for of the road on the river. the event kicked off last night and will begin again at noon today and last throughout the weekend and into monday. we have about three dozen acts performing throughout the weekend. forming outside and inside. bring the family. there will be in never of big
tax. -- a number of big acts. >> the state significantly reduces operations before a holiday weekend. except for agencies performing 24 hour service. >> high gas prices and slow job growth fuel the tumble on thursday. wall street and the world with four possible signs of a new united states stimulus for ben bernanke. he will speak later today in wyoming request expect delays on metro. work on the red orange, blue lines. single tracking between some spots. >> mitt romney and paul ryan will be flying into richmond today. >> and the redskins finalizing the 53 man roster by 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> for more information visit wjla.com. just look for the friday
expressed tab. angela foster. >> the bw parkway is the hot spot. the five car pileups up of just before 450. we are looking at major delays in the southbound lanes. now starting and laurel out of maryland's 197. >> thank you. those are 6.5 mile delays even with the road open. >> bright sunshine today. hot and steamy. 94 this afternoon. cool weather tomorrow. the rest of the weekend, our grain chances increase. not a washout sunday and monday, just spotty showers. >> ok. you have been singing the backst
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