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>> senator allen of news starts right now i'd 6:00. -- another hour of news. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> several children are dead after an early-morning house fire in baltimore. straight ahead, and updates. >> we are taking you to a preview of today's vice- presidential debate in kentucky. good morning, washington. glad you are waking up with us. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to adam caskey for the forecast. >> it will be a beautiful day with bright sunshine, but noticeably cooler than yesterday. temperatures back below average today. 34 degrees in frostburg maryland. in the 40's elsewhere. 47 in arlington and chevy chase and la plata. 45 in winchester. 62 this afternoon with bright sunshine and a northwest 2 degrees at 5-10. i will have your nationals
forecast coming up. now to angela. >> starting to see some improvement in maryland. the ramp was shut down from the outer loop of the beltway to rockville pike. and has just reopened. those delays are easing up. so traffic -- or rather southbound 270 is building through urbana and germantown, on the brakes a little. crossing the american league on the beltway, normal. in virginia, still dealing with a crash on eastbound 66 at 28, the center lane blocked with delays back to manassas. back to you. >> thank you. we will start with breaking news from baltimore. a house fire has left five people dead. >> let's get the latest from jummy olabanji. >> we have been reporting on this fire all morning. new information, wbal tv is
reporting they've learned the five victims are grandmother and four children, possibly grandchildren. new pictures from newschopper 7 over the scene in baltimore this morning. the fire and reported just after 2:00 this morning in the 5600 block of denwood avenue in baltimore city. the call came in at 2:00. when firefighters got on the scene based a one adult male jumped from the second story window and tried to get away from some of the flames. after the fire was knocked down when officials went inside, they discovered the five bodies of the victim's. according to baltimore city fire officials, a total of 10 people were inside. five escaped and five were killed. once again, a grandmother and four children killed in this early-morning house fire in baltimore city. we are looking to get more information, including,
hopefully, details about what may have sparked the blaze. officials have not released the identities or ages of any of the victims. back to you. >> thank you. it was not exactly the playoff nationals fans were hoping for. it was a shutout loss in game 3. >> st. louis had a three-run homer off edwin jackson. the nationals had their chances. 8-0 loss. >> it was washington's first postseason baseball game since 1933. >> in desperation time. brianne carter has more on how the fans are feeling. >> absolutely. this is a must win situation for the nationals after the hard braking loss for so many fans who were excited to be here for
postseason baseball back in washington. rossler back on the mound today. they hoped for different results this afternoon. the second round and home today for the nationals. fans are in a frenzy. at the first home postseason game in nearly a decade yesterday, a disappointing loss. some fans are now worried baseball will soon be over in the nation's capital. >> being shot out, did not give the fans much to cheer about. >> yet others feel the team will rally this afternoon. >> it's great to have baseball back here. >> the team has already had an historic season. many are looking on the bright side no matter what happens on the field today. >> even if they don't pull it out, i'm still really happy with what they've done so far this year. and what it looks like they are sent to do for the future. >> a lot of-- set to do for the
future. >> the box office opens around 10:00 this morning. the game on cable on tbs at 4:07 this afternoon. >> thanks so much. in major-league baseball, still ahead at 6:00, highlights from the orioles game 3 hard braking in new york city. >> taking a look ahead to the vice-presidential debate. jill bidevice-president paul ryan and gop nominee paul ryan will have their first and only debate in danville, kentucky this evening. at 6:30 this morning we will hear from abc reporter brandi hitt, live in kentucky. coverage of the debate starts at 9:00 on abc 7 from us and we will talk with "politico" in a
few minutes. president obama will be in florida for two campaign events in miami. will be in asheville, north carolina. he will appear at what is being billed as a victory rally. country singer ronnie mills sapfa will join him -- ronny milsap. >> two workers were killed in a collapsed and another missing and feared dead. aid workers injured the miami- dade college campus when a garage collapsed. >> we should learn more today about what caused the death of a female panda cub at the nationals last month. john gonzalez joins us live now from the zoo with more. >> such a sad story. zookeeper's and veterinarians at
the national zoo now know exactly what killed this new panda cub. they will release their findings later this morning. for the first time we were shown images of mother mei xiang returning to the yard at the panda exhibit for visitors to see her. her behavior is slowly returning to normal. she was not eating and was cradling a toy after the death. there was an abnormal liver and a lot of fluid in the abdomen of the panda cub. it was a devastating loss. the came a week after the surprise birds. at a press conference later this morning, scientists may also touched on the future plans at the zoo and whether they will try to artificially inseminate mei xiang again. prior to this, they tried unsuccessfully to do that six years. we will get an update later this morning. john gonzalez reporting from the national zoo.
germantown, maryland. there is a cotton candy pumpkin, a peanuts pumpkin, and an edible turkey pumpkin. good morning, washington. >> scientists are calling any hopes for real live jurassic park impossible. >> they say the dna is long gone. results published in science journal nature determined dinosaur dna has a half life of five under 21 years, old to -- and discovered half of the dna would break down and will continue to degrade until they were gone. >> no jurassic park. it would've been kind of cool. >> let's check in with adam caskey.
i know you would have gone to jurassic park. if correct it all that money i invested, i guess it's all gone. in the 40's across most of the region. oakland maryland is the exception at 30. 37 in petersburg, west virginia. the majority of us in the 30's -- 40's. highs today will be in the low 60's with bright sunshine and a northwesterly winds of 5-10 miles an hour. at nationals park, 62 degrees for the first pitch. temperatures dropping into the upper 50's towards the end has a half life of five under 21 years, disproving claims that the genetic material could be used in cloning. they studied fossils between 600,000 years of the game with a northwest drew brees at 5-10 miles an hour. we still have-- northerly breeze. in albuquerque you could run into a few showers and storms as well as in phoenix. the weekend includes a little bit of a warming trend. now to angela. >> gainesville, manassas haymarket on the brakes. there's a crash on u.s. 15 at
66. on the main lines of 66, a crash in centreville at 28. and as complicated the drive from manassas. we were in the center lane, but in has been moved off the road. still a slow drive. it is jammed heading into centreville eastbound on 66. after that, moving at postrelease -- moving mostly at posted speeds. in maryland, the main trouble will be involved in building on the southbound side of 270 from frederick to clarksburg. back to you. >> thank you. 6:13 . 46, there's word that the justice department coastal's settlement over the gulf oil spill regarding dp. >> justin bieber has famous relatives that he m
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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. >> developments in the search for missing colorado girl. police say they have found a body in a park not far from where 10-year-old jessica ridgeway disappeared last week. the body has not been identified but investigators believe it is her body. the discovery came hours after her parents were cleared as suspects in the case. >> after the early looking at to the parents, we are confident that they are not involved in the disappearance of jessica ritz way. the-- jessica ridgeway. we think that she was abducted. >> she was last seen on friday walking to school. police found her backpack 6 miles from where she was last spotted. >> there will be a court hearing
today for a man accused of carrying out the colorado movie theater massacre. today's hearing will be the first time much of the evidence against james holmes will be made public. the denver post reports prosecutors plan to file more attempted murder charges. he's already accused of killing 12 and wounding 58 others scoff at the denver area theater in july. >> investigators intensifying their search for a man suspected of groping several women in springfield. they released a composite sketch of the suspect. police say that six women have reported being fondled a long dark roads. authorities urging women to be on alert. >> metro's board expected to discuss plans for inauguration day when it meets today. the transit agency leaders expected to ask for permission to charge peak fares and full parking fees on january 21. that's inauguration day. it's also martin luther king day. metro want to extend operating
hours that day from 4:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. >> it appears hollywood may be a family affair for singer justin bieber. >> ancestry.com. says the singing sensation is a distant cousin of movie star ryan gosling and pop singer avril levine at and celine dion. the family links go back to some of canada oppose the earliest settlers -- canada's earliest settlers. let's now to adam caskey. >> and now many teenagers are crusted they are not related to him. we will have a warming trend by the end of the weekend. i want to show you some beautiful fall colors from frederick, sue metzker sending this great photograph of the
trees changing yesterday morning with a little fog. that made for a beautiful picture. my facebook friend rachel was in gaithersburg yesterday and snapped a photograph of the beautiful clouds forming as the cold front moved through yesterday. thanks for posting that on facebook. it's a lovely picture of the clouds in the cold front 49. at reagan national with a northwesterly breeze at 7. a brisk start to the day. sunrise at 7:14 a.m. in the 40's everywhere whereexcept for oakland, 30 degrees petersburg, 37. it's 46 in manassas. you will need a light jacket all day long. at least we will have a lot of sunshine, thanks to the high- pressure system over head. there's a cold front to our northwest that will barely clip
us tomorrow. but it will not have a big impact on our weather. you'll just noticed the wind picked up again tomorrow for a good portion of tomorrow. 62 this afternoon for a high- temperature with bright sunshine and blue skies. you will notice the been increasing tomorrow but still a cold day in the mid 60's. warming by the end of the weekend. on sunday, low 70's. little warmer on monday, mid 70's, a little above average. slight chance of rain on monday. that's the latest on the forecast. now to the commute. >> of drive in virginia. congestion on the george washington memorial parkway. on the southbound side approaching salt run, there's a disabled vehicle. around 123 is where you see the brake lights. on 66 they removed a car eastbound at 28. still some residual delays coming from manassas towards 28.
still seeing some eastbound allays inside the beltway, the dulles connector to sycamore street. in maryland, accident activity onramp to 3555 on the outer loop. moving quite well to the american legion bridge. back to you. >> thank you. it could cost more to stay warm this winter. >> bp is closing a deal with the justice department over the 2010 oil spill. sunny hostin has more. >> topping america's money, the latest snapshot of the economy shows growth continued at a modest pace a. activity picked up in most of the country during the late summer with the housing market providing a big boost. there's. bp and the justice department are close to a settlement over the deep water rise in oil spill. negotiations have been heating up over a multimillion-dollar deal to settle the remaining civil and criminal liability. the energy department says
heating costs will be way up compared with last winter, the warmest on record. people who use heating oil can expect bills to rise 20%. natural gas customers will pay 15% more. americans love their cats and dogs especially and halloween. we will shell out $370 million to address our pets in costumes for the holidays. that is america's money.
>> the nationals know their backs are against a wall for game four tonight. they will face a st. louis cardinals team. the cardinals eliminatedknocked off the nationals yesterday. they beat the braves on a controversial ruling. game 4 at nationals park this afternoon at 4:07. the orioles tried to rebound from their hard braking -- heartbraeak. ibanez tying the game and then a walk off.
>> can he do it again? he diid! >> he is the first player in postseason history to hit a homer in the ninth inning and almond in extra innings in the same game. it's a must win situation for the orioles tonight. coco crisp had a walk off wind last night. a ball to right field. the oakland a's scored a victory. coco crisp god shaving cream in his face as a reward. >> it looks like the redskins' rookie quarterback robert griffin iii will play against the vikings on sunday. he's a few days into his recovery from a mild concussion. r.g. iii was cleared to practice. head coach mike shanahan says he
is still not sure if griffin will be back and ready to go against the vikings on sunday. he says the biggest concern is making sure that his mind is clear. an unemployed oklahoma man offering up a pretty unusual incentive for people to hire him. >> chuck wants a job so bad that promises to send a personal fines and work to the season's super bowl in orleans. last spring he offered a hawaiian vacation in exchange for a job. still trying. still another half-hour ahead. >> we are taking alive to conducted for a preview [ female
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>> live and in hd. this is "good morning washington." on your side. >> >> be rested, look into the camera, smile from time to time last minute of the rise as joe biden and paul ryan prepared to face off and a big vice presidential debate. >> and that old vending machine that does not give you your treat and takes your money. the north carolina person may have taken their frustration a little too far. >> really wanted greater thansnickers. good morning, washington. it is 10, 11, 12.
i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. >> it will be a beautiful day. but noticeably cooler. we are in the '40's. lower 40's. look at leesburg, 42. northwest d.c.. bowie, 47. on our way to the low 60's. 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. bright sunshine. beautiful. increase in the wings. if you are heading to the nats park, 62 for the first pitch. through the game, and temperatures will fall to 57 degrees. you might want a light jacket. we will check in with doug hill in a few minutes. >> on the roads right now volume delays, and bound 50 as you head toward the bw parkway.
bw parkway, inside the beltway you will see brake lights there. also southbound 270 jamming from 85 down fro urbana area to germantown. and from walnut hill on the brakes off and on as you head down to the lane divide. and virginia, some volume delays. northbound 95 getting into dumfries from dale city. and springfield parkway, on the brakes. the troubles reported inbound 395 heading into the district. -- no troubles reported. >> danville, kentucky ready to host another debate tonight. >> joe biden and paul. good morning brandy. >> presidential hopefuls said they are ready for tonight. and they have been doing a lot of preparations.
stakes couldn't be higher when you consider what happened last week at the presidential debate. round two of the presidential debates belongs to the running mates. both republican vice presidential hopefuls, paul ryan and joe biden say they are ready to go toe to toe in danville, kentucky. >> studying up on his positions. >> tonight's showdown comes in a critical time in the campaign geared >> i have been in business for 25 ears -- i have been in business for 25 years. in an exclusive interview, the president admitted he had a bad night. >> they are saying, this was not a bad night, he did not show up. >> there is no doubt that i can make a better case. which is why i am so looking forward to tuesday. >> is it possible you handed him
the election that night? >> and el. >> although polls show that romney. get a boost after the debate. >> we cannot afford another series of budget deficit of roughly $1 trillion a year. we cannot recognize that this is not just bad for the economy, it is bad for jobs. >> the pressure is really on tonight. as both candidates are counting on their running mates with less than four we still election day. reporting live in danville kentucky back to you. >> thank you. all eyes on kentucky tonight. we want to hear from you. just log onto -- wjla.com/react and you will be able to give us your instant reaction in real time. we will share results tonight at 11:00 p.m. >> 6:34 right now. jummy olabanji has been
following a fire in baltimore. >> cynné and steve, a very sad update for you. our abc affiliate in baltimore has talked to family members of the five people who died in the fire. they see the victims are 55- year-old grandmother, nancy and four grandchildren. we have a picture we can show you of what the scene looked like early this morning. you can see the massive amounts of smoke and flames shooting from this row home on denwood ave. the call came in after 2:00 a.m. this morning. five other family members were in the home. five were able to escape. we know one of the panel members was a mother, the mother of the two and four year-old children.
she was holding a two month old baby boy when she jumped from the living room window of the home. firemen describing this as an intense inferno. five people escaped, five were killed including four young children. we are working to get more information on this very sad fire of baltimore. we will have more throughout the newscast and wjla.com. >> another big story the nationals taking a big hit yesterday purses the cardinal's. record crowd on hand but they did not see the team win. >> brianne carter live at the park with how people feel heading into this crucial game four. >> listen, this team may be down but they are not out. it is the best of 5.
we have two games left to go. if they can pull out a when -- the first pitch scheduled for 4:07. and they are really hoping that they are able to rebuild on the excitement that was here in the first postseason game yesterday. it was a crowd with lots of attitude. there were very excited. as they were watching their first postseason game. it was an 8-0 loss, there were shot out at home. they are hoping today will be a much different result. you want to come out to the park, the box office will open at 10:00 a.m. tickets are still available. if you are not able to come out you will be able to watch it on cable, this game at 4:07 will be broadcasted on tbs. yesterday it was only on mlb. they are expecting record
>> everyone has had this experience. very frustrating when a bending machine eat your money. >> one woman in north carolina took her frustration a little too far. it was all caught on tape. here is the security video. this woman set the a vending machine on a fire outside of a convenience store. she got mad at the machine when it did not cover the drink. that was the end result. and when you do that you end up wearing a jumpsuit. she is being held on a bun. >> 6:41 is the time. >> let us check in with doug hill. >> good morning. clear skies. temperatures warmer. -- look at oakland, 30 degrees.
28 in oakland. 49 degrees at reagan national. high pressure will dominate. lots of sunshine. sunshine start to finish. cooler with eight northwesterly wind. temperatures climbing to 58 by noon. just a delightful autumn day. angela foster? >> a couple new accidents. first in virginia on the george washington parkway. south of the beltway in alexandria on the south alongside at bellevue road. across reported there. an accident on the beltway in maryland. certainly tying things up from prince george's county into my -- into montgomery county county. the accident and the right lane. as to approach 355 a second crash. major delays on the beltway
outer loop. >> thank you very much. 6:43. temperatures dropping a little bit to 40 six degrees. presidential running mates take the spotlight in the kentucky debate. >> we have our partners at politico here. about which ticket alexis douglas: i can remember when i was younger and... my family was not necessarily financially stable. we were poor. anncr: then alexis got a job at the mgm casino in michigan. and it changed her life. alexis: i started as a wardrobe clerk. but then i was able to work my way up. i got a 401k, i have health insurance... and i make great money. anncr: in maryland, question seven will create... twelve thousand jobs. from hotel and restaurant staff to accountants... and construction workers. alexis: if you want a great place to work with good pay... and great benefits, vote for question seven.
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on both of them. either of the guys could be president now that the polls are so close. bis president biden wants to get back up the momentum. once to calmed down all of the supporters of the president. he is going to be out trying to win one of for the team. they have both been preparing. paul ryan has his two fat binders that he carries around the country with him. he has been watching videotapes on joe biden. they are very focused on the moderator of abc news. a reporter for the wall street journal -- they say he played the part in his prop.
-- in his prep. >> speaking of martha, controversy surrounding her. president obama was at her wedding in the early 1990's. she was a commissioner of the ftc. does that make any difference? she is a moderator. is there by as? >> what this is -- by putting this out, republicans hope that maybe she might be inclined to go easier on paul ryan. her style is to be a very direct -- they have been working hard on her questions. she has been propping. it will be a very serious debate.
>> we will see if they played by the rules tonight. good to see you. >> thank you for having us and. >> any time. >> but does check in with doug hill. >> a nice clear skies. if you like sunshine, you will like this forecast. a chilly start. temperatures mostly in the '40's. a live look across the city. sign up at 7:14. temperatures in the '40's. a little cooler to the north. hagerstown, 41. upper 40's down the potomac. what we will watch today is the high pressure building and taking control. temperatures will climb into the lower 60's, it cooler day than yesterday. but a delightful day as well. 60 to 64. a breeze of the northwest. as we move forward, kind of a breezy day tomorrow. and milder day on saturday.
warming up on sunday monday. kind of up and down. it is traffic time. here is angela. >> on the beltway on the north side -- we opened all lanes at 355, the crash as on the shoulder. the damage has been done. a pretty solid backup heading into montgomery county. some of the college park area, delays start before you hit route 1 and continue to 355. just volume delays heading up to 395. still on the scene of the crash on the gw parkway. >> thank you. 6:29 -- 6:49. >> and a roundup of today's top stories. what you need to know before you head out the door.
but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. >> time for your thursday express. >> we will start with jummy olabanji. >> a fatal fire in baltimore claimed the lives of five family members. abc and baltimore reports there 55-year-old grandmother and four children ages 1 2, 4, 7. 5 pin members living inside the home were able to escape. the cause of the blaze still
under investigation. >> it is a must win situation here at nationals park after the team has now lost two in the best of five series. this afternoon there will be back here at home, the first pitch at 4:07. still tickets available. the box office set to open at 10:00 a.m. this morning. >> four weeks we have wondered what happened with the new panda cub. we understand this morning that zookeeper's and veterinarians know exactly what killed the newborn. they will release their findings later on this morning. and we will share images of mother mei xiang returning to the yard. we are told she is slowly returning to normal. >> john gonzalez, thank you very much. >> at the united states embassy in yemen -- security vigils of the victim was the gemini's chief of security who worked there for nearly 20 years.
>> investigators trying to address out a body found in denver is that of a young girl believed to have been abducted one week ago. her body was done in a park not far from where jessica ridgeway disappeared on her way to school. >> paul ryan in joe biden square off tonight in the only vice presidential debate of the campaign. it will be an danville kentucky. that starts at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> for more on any of the stories you can visit our website at wjla.com just look for the thursday express tab. >> for more on traffic yours angela. >> if you are heading out traveling on the topside of the beltway will be complicated. two earlier collisions off to the shoulder now. and 355 rockville part from a slow go on the north side of the beltway. a live look at traffic. stop and go for the most part
coming to college park into montgomery county. in virginia, an earlier accident, 66 has been cleared. delays eastbound 66 now. also still on the scene of a crash southbound george washington parkway. that is in alexandra. now look to the forecast. >> cooler than what we had yesterday. and becoming breezy tomorrow a. a bit of a warming trend. starting with today's express forecast. 52 is the high. -- 62. here is a look ahead. tomorrow we are hoping there's a game 5. it will be a windy day. similar temperatures saturday. by sunday we will be in the lower 70's, and money is our next chance of rain. friday saturday, sunday colored in the paint, that is for the susan g. komen 3 deay.
a sunrise downtown. 49 at reagan national. and in the 40's pretty much everywhere. what a light coat not just this morning but also into the afternoon. here is a sneak peek. the sunrise. a beautiful picture. >> bring a light jacket for the game? >> yes. it will drop into the lower 50's throughout the game. there is a live look into game5 at nats park. >> thank you for joining us. a special update on robin roberts