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four days until the election and the candidates are making their final appeal to voters. the critical campaign weekend ahead, coming up. plus - residents of a condemned condo building - anxiously hoping for good news. the critical hearing happening in just a few hours. and it's feeling like fall. the big change overnight that will have you grabbing your jacket this morning. good morning
- finally feeling like fall today - nice november weekend (don't forget to fall back!) - dry for election day today: mostly sunny. cooler & breezy. highs: 61-64 winds: n 10-15 mph tonight: mainly clear and chilly. lows: 38-44 winds: nw 5 mph saturday: mostly sunny and seasonable. highs: 61-66 winds: w 5 mph this weekend it's
away from the election and candidates are pulling out all the stops. its our question of the morning - who will you vote for president? log on to wjla.com/votenow to let us know. meanwhile both are sending out a handful of their surrogates to energeize voter turnout. the latest national polls show clinton with a slight edge and in several battleground states the race is even tighter. as they begin their fin tuesday, both candidates are laying out very different messages. north carolina got an earful
an earful yesterday--the two speeches you just heard were from dueling rallys in north carolina-- and today they will both be in pennsylvania. happening today.. early voting ends in the district. polls open at 8:30 this morning.. and close at seven p-m tonight, at locations in all eight d-c wards. go to wjla dot com voting sites. early voting in maryland is now closed but not before a record turnout. take a look at the numbres. after eight straight days of voting, a total of 871 thousand-828 people cast their ballot in maryland. that more than doubles what we saw four years ago that number back in 20-12 - just over 430-thousand polls were supposed to close at 8pm last night, but if you were in line by then you could still vote. in landover, there
night. more than 1 in 5 eligible voters in maryland have already cast their ballots. democrats out numbered republicans in early voting by a nearly 3 to 1 count. happening today - some prince george's county residents are anxiously awaiting to find out if they will be homeless. a hearing about an the going utilities fight at the lynnhill condominiums is set for this afternoon. our suzanne kennedy has been following this story. she's live in temple hills with more. we should learn more today about the crisis involving
25-thousand drivers a day. and now: safety concerns among those who aren't even driving! a section of beach drive in northwest -- is shut down for a rehab project. to navigate it - during rush hour - cars are clogging an alley in the area. neighbors say--- that's a problem. the beach drive project will be done in phases -- but the current closure won't be over until next spring. julie wright will have an update on traffic in just a minute - but first let's check in with stormwatch seven meteorologist eileen whelan. - finally feeling like fall today - nice november weekend (don't forget to fall back!) - dry for election day today: mostly sunny. cooler & breezy.
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this is your final week to get this great deal. only from fios. northern virginia, on the issues, barbara comstock and donald trump are the same. comstock and trump promote deportation and reject any comprehensive immigration reform. both oppose background checks that keep guns from suspected terrorists. and comstock-trump were prepared to shut down the government just for politics. time for luann bennett:
own sparking small clashes between the two sides. this week, iraqi troops enetered the city limits for the first time since the city was taken over by isis more than two year ago. developing now. nbc news is reporting the white house is preparing for possible cyber attacks on election day. the report says that the u-s government believes or elsewhere may try to undermine next week's election. intelligence officials have warned russia that any effort to manipulate the actual voting or vote count would be viewed as a serious breach. another highway sign - hijacked. this time - at the clarksburg premium outlets -where someone changed the giant light-up sign to say "trump 2016." turns out -- the control panel was unlocked -- and the password -- written in plain sight. a similar situation at a commuter lot in woodbridge.
someone altered that sign to use vulgar and offensive language about hillary clinton. both - have been returned to normal. controversy this morning at a prominent ivy league school. the entire harvard men's soccer team has been suspended over lewd and sexual comments made about the women's team. in what is being called a "scouting report" -- men judged incoming freshmen on the women's team based on appearance -- scale of 1 to 10. the document was created in 2012 but recently uncovered by the school's newspaper. the school took extreme measures after discovering the practice continued into this season. in a statement -- the women's soccer team says they are appalled that empowered female athletes have been reduced to their
right now - it's light out at the las vegas paris hotel and casino. thousands of guests have been evacuated from the popular resort along the vegas strip. the problem began yesterday when a contractor damaged a main power line. backup generators then failed prompting the mass evacuation. many were locked out their rooms -- unable to retrieve anything left inside. the eventual reunion -- captured on camera by firefighters. the casino is displaced guests who incurred extra charges because of the outage. power has gradually been restored overnight. firefighters are now performing safety checks. once that is complete guests will be allowed to return. good news, gladiators! this morning - we know when "scandal" will finally return. this season's premiere will air thursday, january 19-th at 9 p-m right here on abc-7. it's an exciting time for star kerry washington.
vo: here's the last thing washington needs. amie hoeber. a reckless tea party partisan. threatening cancer screening. said she'd invade iraq again if given the chance, and hoeber has fought for a global increase of chemical weapons. we need john delaney. a family man and entrepreneur, he built two respected maryland business, creating thousands of jobs. in congress, he puts working for us ahead of partisan politics. john: i'm john delaney
days away from election day. and the race keeps getting tighter. one poll this morning shows donald trump ahead of hillary clinton in battleground virginia. its our question of the day - who will you vote for? trump, clinton, someone else or are you still undecided. go to wjla.com/votenow to let us know. good morning washington i'm larry smith - and boy am i glad its friday. and i'm autria
good morning washington. toss to eileen - finally feeling like fall today - nice november weekend (don't forget to fall back!) - dry for election day today: mostly sunny. cooler & breezy. highs: 61-64 winds: n 10-15 mph tonight: mainly clear and chilly. lows: 38-44 winds: nw 5 mph saturday: mostly sunny and seasonable. highs: 61-66 winds: w 5 mph troubling new developments: could this deadly bus crash -- have been prevented? this morning we're getting word the school bus driver involved -- had a suspended license! that driver was one of 6 people killed in
suspended license! that driver was one of 6 people killed in tuesday's crash. he's been identified as glenn chappell. according to letters we obtained --- chappell's medical exam certificate expired august 31st. that's a federal requirement- making sure you're fit to drive. family members say chappel had no prior medical issues -- but it's unclear if he had a health issue at the time of the crash. stay with abc-7 for new information as we learn it. a 4-month-old girl in the back seat of a car during a road rage incident on the beltway. police say a man in a white s-u-v was driving aggressively when he pulled up besides the car with the baby inside and smashed it's window. the car's driver had minor injuries. police found the suspect in vienna, but didn't find a weapon. it's unclear what was used to break the window. right now- there are no charges. some d.c. residents are weighing in on crime, community policing, and the search for a new police chief. those topics were the focus of a public meeting last
union's vice chairman says the department is struggling to recruit new officers. and he says that makes it harder to fight crime. many people agreed.. the best way forward is to select a police chief who's wil communities. many are throwing their support behind interim chief peter newsham. mayor muriel bowser will select a new chief after she chooses a new schools chancellor. 7 is on your side this morning with an alert for maryland residents. court officials -- warning of false emails from predators trying to steal your identity. the email claims to be from the clerk of the court. it tells the person they missed jury duty and says to click a link -- but don't do it. that's how the scammers steal your info.
by email. today in the district, late justice antonin scalia will be honored during a supreme court's bar meeting. their will also be a speicl session of the court. the event is by invite only and will be live streamed from the court's website. the supreme court building will be closed to the public at noon. today the official d-c fall street smart campaign will kick-off. the campaign is aimed at reminding drivers and pedestrians to obey traffic laws or face fines. its also to keep drivers and pedestrians safe. pedestrians and bicyclist's were killed on d-c area streets. and fall brings fewer hours of daylight which can make seeing pedestrians more difficult for drivers. those who dont obey traffic laws may recieve tickets from 40 to 500 dollars. an effort to install gondolas linking georgetown and rosslyn is taking another step forward. the georgetown business improvement district released a feasibility study last night during a public meeting. the study by z-g-f architects concludes, the system could work
economic benefits. and it would reduce traffic on the key bridge. the study finds.. building the system would cost 80-to-90 million dollars. if officials want to move forward, they'll need to discuss funding, and conduct an environmental impact study. that process would take three to four years. coming up - d-c getting ready to de christmas tree on the move right this minute. when it will arrive here in washington. and it's not feeling like christmas just yet - but fall has finally returned. your fall back
yildirim said up to 100 people were hurt in friday's blast but only seven of them remain in hospital. the prime minister said those killed were two police officers, a technician and five civilians. it's a full court press in these final four days before the presiential election. there are 37 hillary clinton campaign events planned in 11 states this weekend. the democratic
today she'll hold two rallies - one in pittsburgh, and another later this afternoon in detroit. and new this morning - rumors of extra star power on the trail. beyonce will reportedly join her husband jay z at a get-out-the-vote concert for clinton in cleveland today. meanwhile donald trump is also concentrating his apperances this weekend in key battleground states today the republican nominee will appear at three different events. his first stop - in atkinson, new hampshire. that will be follow final event in hershey, pennsylvania tonight. this morning - the presidential race here in virginia is tightening. the commonwealth - a republican stronghold for decades - went blue in the last two elections and has been leaning towards clinton this time around. but a new poll shows that could be changing. we want to know who you plan to vote for - go to wjla.com/votenow and let us know. meanwhile - lets go to northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg, live at the wiehle reston metro
"down ballot" races. but in the senate - 34 seats are up for grabs on tuesday. and in the house.. all 435 seats are up for election. virginia's suburbs are playing host to one of the most competitive u-s congressiona first term republican representative "barbara comstock" and democratic challenger "luann bennett". later this morning, we'll be talking to bennett about the 10th district race. don't miss our live interview, coming up at 7:40 this morning on newschannel 8. vote trak 20-16 has only two stops left before election day. today - you'll find our brad bell in college park, maryland. you can join the
"vote trak 20-16." happening today.. early voting ends in the district. polls open at 8:30 this morning.. and close at seven p-m tonight, at locations in all eight d-c wards. go to wjla dot com for a full list of voting sites. today could be a pivotal day for residents of the lynhill condominiums in temple hills. on october 26th, their utilities were shut off because the complex's management hasn't paid about 500-thousand dollars in bills. residents were told to leave. restored about a week ago on a temporary basis, after an order from the maryland public service commission. a judge has scheduled a hearing for today.. in hopes of finding a more permanent solution. the crisis involving prince george's hospital center's neonatal intensive care unit will be the focus of a news conference today. hospital officials have scheduled it for three this afternoon. this week, the hospital shut down its neonatal intensive care unit after two babies tested positive for potentially deadly bacteria. this was the second such shutdown
a new tool to help parents keep their kids safe. the national center for missing and exploited children has launched a new app designed to help parents act quickly if their child goes missing. the safety central app allows user to upload critical information including photos, digital fingerprint images and send it directly to the agency and law enforcement. the app is available on both ios and android devices. coming up at six - a missing woman found alive - but chained ini her captor to other killings. plus- hackers for hire. we'll take you inside the criminal world of "the dark web", where your information is bought and sold. and new this morning, voters -- getting violent. why someone torched a man's truck, just feet away from him and his two-year-old son. that's still ahead at six o'clock. happening now.. chicago is getting ready for a celebration they've been waiting 108 years for. you're taking a live look at wrigley
champion cubs will kick off a parade and rally. the parade starts at eleven a-m eastern time. more than two million people attended the parade in 20-14 when the chicago blackhawks won the stanley cup. and the city is expecting even more pepole today. and new this morning, the ratings are in from the cubs' dramatic victory in cleveland. according to preliminary data - about 40 million people watched it the most watched baseball game in 25 years. the most-watched world series to date, was the 1991 braves-twins world series game seven. more than fifty million people tuned in to that game. right now the newly cut capitol christmas tree is making it's way to washington. the 80-foot tall engelmann spruce is from payette national forest in mccall, idaho. the tree will begin it's journey with a tour in it's home state. it's expected to reach the capitol on
december 6th.... the grand finale, when an idaho resident and house speaker paul ryan lights it up on the west lawn. you could be flipping the switch at another tree lighting. watch at 6:xx to win tickets to the national harbor's tree lighting and fireworks celebration. and guess who will be there.. our very own meteorologist veronica johnson! it's 5: and time for
>> now, "good morning washington," on your side. we begin with a breaking news alert. autria: right now, the final push across the finish line. hillary clinton and donald trump , down to the last four days before the election. the critical weekend on tap for most candidates. larry: new developments in prince george's county. the last day before some people are kicked out of their condo building. autria: summer today, fall -- summer yesterday, fall today, winter tomorrow. [laughter] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute,