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terror threat. a troubling warning for americs traveling overseas. >> number 5, donovan mcnabb. and brotherly love. donovan mechanic nab receives a warm welcome in philadelphia and gets the last laugh. classy moment for the philadelphia fans. >> they swiftly booed him when he started the game. >> thank you for joining us for news 4 today. i'm euyang. >> good morning. i'm joe krebs. a live look outside. you can see from the bleary picture we have a lot of rain falling out there. you can see the glare of the headlights on the bridges and the mist. and we have rain falling around the recently. plus, it's kind of chilly on this monday morning. 52 degrees only. >> and it looks like our wonderful autumn weather was short-lived. it cold and dreary. >> eventually it will windy
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by afternoon, too. but as we said we do have wet weather out there. we're not going to pick up as much rain. not nearly as much rain as we had from nicole. that was upwards two and three inches throughout the area. folks, we have showers. they're making their way from southeast to northwest through the area. even some pockets of moderate rars falling rigrain showers fa now. temperatures in the low 50s. it is chilly. mighty chilly this morning. 50 in hagerstown. 52 south and east. 52 in d.c. the gh today, 57to 58 degrees. it's going to be a little windy by afternoon. 60 the high for tomorrow. still some liering clouds. wednesday, 65. finally, some sunshine at the end of the work week and weekend. >> all right. veronica, let's head out.
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we are dealing with an accident, one we reported to you just a short time ago. 27southbound near 109 and hyat hyattstown. th lanes are open. all the activity to the left shoulder. just one of a series of accidents now in maryland. 95 norbound near route 216. skaggsville an accident. that should be on the shoulder. we'll update you on how things are progressing. 66 eastund, accident between fair oaks and vienna. police on the scene. sbbd, potomac mills. heads-up. it could be a long morning. things getting busy in the old traffic department. >> than, jerry. >> another traffic aler tree down river road in bethesda. megan mcgrath is there with an update. we heard chainsaws earlier. any news? >> reporter: yeah.
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we have some progress here. no longer completely blocked off from the outbound direction. they're making progress with that tree. you can see we still have work crews on the scene. but you can get by now in the outbound direction by going to the left and getting by that tree. they're still doing a little bit of work. they shouldn't be here too much longer. that's good news. for a time this morning we had all lanes here closed after brookside road this morning because of this tree that fell very early in the morning. it was blocking all the outbound lanes. for a time some of the debri was impacting the inbound side of river road. crews have been here for a while. they have made great progress in terms of getting rid of this tree. fortunately theree didn't get entangled with powerlines. just straight up a tree issue. as soon as they chop it up and get it out of the way the trks wi pull out. not seeing much of a traffic impact at all.
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volume till very light. you can now get by the troubled spot here. just hug to the left-hand side and to through the area. >> may dpmegan, thank you. state department is cautioning people about a risk of a potential terror atta. al qaeda and other terrorists may be planning attacks like the deadly 2008 bombings and shootings in mumbai, india. the government is not advising travelers to stay home, just to be on the alert around european trains, airport and tourist attractions. intelligence officials believe eight germans and two british brothers hiding in pakistan may be sanctioned by osama bin laden himself. >> acting on following the needs th have been given to pakistan and that will make europe and the united states safer. so we hope >> reporter: the state
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department is reminding people to register with the state department before you avel. this morning police are on the hunt for the gunman who shot and killed a 22-year-old silver spring man. d.c. police say the gunman shot two people just before 1:00 sundayorning along harvard street near howard university in northwest. one of the victims survived and has since been released from the hospital. the other, 22-year-old michael moss cornish died. so far no arrests. and police have mentioned no move. three men are behind bars after police in tacoma park said they robbed a restaurant and led officers on a chase. they robbed a customer and some employees at the eastern carry-out. then officers chased them a half mile to lincoln street. the driver of e getaway car hit seral parked cars and flipped over. they were in a burgundy dodge intrepid. police have not released the names nor the as of those arrested. growing concern at the
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university of maryland. recent attacks on studets have now moved on campus. police say three men jumped a student near a dorm, knocked him to the grounand took off with his wallet and cell phone. this is the latest attack on a string of robberies in college park. they are stepping up patrols and urge people to not be out at 2:00 a 4:00 a.m. when most robberies happen. love to see that. donovan mcnabb's return to philadelphia was a successful one as the skins squeaked by the eagles, 17-12. nick nab played for the eagles for ten years, of course, but was traded last off-season after pressure from rabid philadelphia fan base there. and he responded, throwing for more than 100 yards yesterday
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and one touchdown was given the game ball after the game. >> this right here defines team. this was something we could feed off of going into the rest of the season. we are number one and we are going to ay there. >> everyone makes mistakes in their lifetime and they made one last year. so thank you. work in happening overnight in gaithersburg. crews need to finishbefore the temperatures fall below 50 degrees. the section will open later this year or early next year. the paving should finish by thursday. our time right now is 68:08.
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51 degrees. if you felt a little shaking this weekend you're not alone. >> setback in the rescue effort to rescue miners trapped underground. creepy and crawly. from the bedroom to the office building. where bedbugs have been spotted in one federal building downtown. off the a soggy start. when this rain will end. weather and traffic e next. stay with us. my dad is the supeisor of a train station and my mom's a teacher. my dad's aauto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not sure i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. while tuition in other states is rising out of reach... governor o'malley madehe tou choice to freeze tuiti. he made my dream of going to college into a reality.
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i'm the first in my family to go to college. my broer and i never would have been able to afford college. even though times were tough... governor'malle kept his promise. there's never a doubt... there's never a doubt whose side he's on. main o'malley... moving maryland forward. fourears ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilitiesack upou. and fothe last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big
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corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sis with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle cde do.
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it's a chilly one out there this morning. happy monday morning, folks. you'll need a jacket. umbrella too. temperatures in the 50right now. low 50s. montgomery, kensington, da mass cast, 52. morningside and andover at 50. we have rain likely. rain showers, 9:00 to noon. occasional showers by the time we get to the late afternoon and the evening rush. it's then i think the wind will start to pick up a bit. good to have gusts, 20 to 25. highs, 70 towards the end of the week. >> unfortunately we're taking a
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hit out there. an accident 270 southbound, route 109. now over to the shoulder. both lanes open. delays in frederick on i-95. rdon me, i-270 to i-70, points south. accident on the shoulder, 355 your alternate. start thinking about it. just volume all the way down. 66 eastbound, an accident between fair oaks and vienna. over to the shoulder. >> jerry, thank you. we have a quick programming note to bring you. ryder cup was rained out this weekend. it is finishing up right now. watch it live on theusa network. 6:13. history will be made today when the supreme court begins its new term. why new juice elena kagan will not factor into a lot of
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decisions. another business run by the so-called white house party crashers has gone belly up. and the first place redskins.
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well, it certainly was not the prettiest win but it's all the same the next day on monday morning. redskins held off the eagles, 17-12 as donovan mcnabb returned to his old stomping grounds this time a member of the washington redskins. they're 2-0 in the nfc east. they will take on the green bay ckers next week. that will certainly be the talk as you head out to work and school this morning. we sent derrick ward into the green belt metro station to try to find out. good morning, derrick. >> reporter: good morning. you remember that old carpter's song, rainy days and mondays always ge me down. they can sing that in philly but not hear. there's a warm glow in the hearts of redskins's fans. that 17-12 victory was not as some people would have liked to have seen but it was, indeed, a
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win. it puts the redskins on top of the c east and marks the triumphant return of now redskins quarterback donovan mcnabb. a lot folks are wondering what he would get what he got there. and he got a warm reception from fans. a lot fans we spoke to were, indeed, surprised by that. >> yes, i was. >> what did you expect? >> i expected for them to boo him but they didn't. it was good. i love the game. they won. that's all that matters. >> reporter: we'll see what happens when they come to town in a couple eeks. meantime, savor this one many back to you. >> thanks very much, derrick. and for philly,f losing
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the game wasn't enough, michael vick was knocked out with rib and chest injuries. he got hurt after diving for the goal line in yesterday's game agait the skins and got sandched between two players. officials hope to find out how serious the injuries are after more tests this week. u.s. supreme court is back to work day. for the first time it will feature three women serving on the bench at the same time. elena kagan joins today after being confirmed earlier this year. francis has a preview of some of the cases the justices will be looking at this term. >> reporter: u.s. supreme court traditionally starts its new term on the first monday in october. there's nothing typical about the court this time around. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> reporter: elaine kagan is its newest member. kagan becomes the third woman on the court, the fourth in its history. but she will likely sit out about a third of the cases.
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to avoid any conflict stemming from her former stint at the justice department. >> there's a chae of a tie. if that happens, the supreme court is not going to be able to decide the issue and will have to come back in another ce in another year. kagan and the other eight justices will have a full caseload had the session begins. one of the biggest, whether protests at military funerals are protected under freedom of speech. protesters claim it is god's way of punishing the military's tolerance of gays. >> god is punishing these soldiers, punishing their parents really. >> fred phelps was one of several protesters at a milita funeral of marine matthew snyder. snyder's father said their presence forever ruined the memory of that day. >> they turned it into a circus. >>ne of the many pivotal decisions facing the new supreme court still closely divided
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between a majority of five conservatives and four liberals. rahm emanuel is now official chicago mayoral candidate. he announced yesterday he is running for mayor. he focused on questions of violence and deficit spending. >> to be the city we want to be, we can no longer accept business as usual. in attacking our budget deficit, there must be no sacred cows. we must be guided only by the need to protect our neighbors and assure taxpayer dollars aren't wasd. >> he resigned as white house chief of staff friday. the president named white house adviser pete rouse as interim. this morning there may be another setback for the 33 trapped miners in chile.
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officials say some technical problems with the chilling equipment stalled the rescue. crews are trying to draw a tunnel to the men. right now they're at 587 meters. they have to reach 703. >> every day, of coue. of course. we are dealing with promise every day. they know that. >> it may take at least another 30 days before the men are finally pulled to safety. it has been nearly two months since the mine caved in, leaving the men more than 2,000 feet underground. a minor earthquake hit virginia over the weekend. the epicenter was 20 mil north of richmond, five miles west of 95. u.s. geological survey said the 3.0 magnitude earthquake hit saturday afternoon. it wasn't all that powerful, but the quake was felt in richmond and charlottesville and 339 miles away in canton, north carolina. no injuries or damage reported. and whave a rainy day out there on this monday morning. veronica joins us here in the
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studio. where is this rain coming from, the south? >> southeast. it's pushing onshore. we have an easterly wind. a coastal system. there's a coastal system. then we have another system hanging back over here in ohio. all of them kind of making a big mess of things this morning. so on top of that it's chly outside. so you might need something warm in hand heading out the door this morning. here's a look at the rain on your radar. as you zoom in tighter, areas like alexandria, moderate rain there. gaithersburg, columbia. moderate rain in the green. so throughout the area, rain showers. and on the cool side. 52 in waldorf. mcclain, 51. bethesda, too, at 51. the nd will start to pick up. could see gusts 20 to 25 miles per hour. 63 the high for tuesday.
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65 for wednesday. it finally moves out mid week. how are we looking on the roads? >> as we take a live look on 395, loaded up to the 14th street bridge early. haven't had any incidents. just usual lane configuration. certainly thatombined with the weather. and looks like folks might be getting an early start. inbound 66 from fair oaks on in, heads-up. accident to the shlder. out onherails, brunswick 870, 872 and 890 all delayed. >> jerry, thank you. our time right now, 6:2. 53 degrees. after the break, business with ties to the salahis. >> plus the latest on the troubling terror warning for americans traveling abroad. next, which federal building has a reported sighting of baby bedbugs.
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my dad is the supervisor of a train station and my mom's a teach. my dad's an auto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not sure i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. while tuition in other states is rising out of reach... governor o'maly made the tough choice to freeze tuition. he made my dream of going to college into a reality. i'm the first in my family to go to college. my brother and i never would have been able to afford college. even though times were tough... governor o'malley kept his promise. there's never a doubt... there's never a doubt whose side he's on. martin o'malley... moving maryland forward.
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bedbugs in a single office. officials say pest control service rson came in to treat the infected area over the weekend and will continue to be proactive to prevent any future bedbug activity. america's polo club filed for bankruptcy. the club's president is tareq salahi this is not the first business venture to run into problems. his oasis winery filed for bankruptcy late last year. while you might find him in bankruptcy court, you can still find his wife on "real housewives" of d.c. and that infamous sary she wore sold at auction over the weekend. the red with gold embroidery fetched $7,000 in alexandria. irwin gomez salonnd spa. that's the salon salahi went to before going to the white house. the proceeds will go to charity. okay.
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6:27. 53 degrees. ill to come arngs update on the traffic alert we have been telling you about, the tree on river road. a violent attack targeting the university of maryland student. what is different about this attack. yarng abroad impacting people here at home. stay with us. we'll be right back.
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we believe that the plot has already begun. >> terror warnings. they face a real threat abroa and mac attack. the red skins soar in a whopper of a rivalry game. more on the line than just bragging rights. quite a game yesterday. good morning. welcome back to news 4 today. i'm joe krebs eunyang. a chilly start to the day. not only that but misty, wet, dreary. kind of fits for our mday morning. >> i'm going back to bed. >> yeah. the wide shot caught me yawning. >> well, this is not your tycal shift. >> all right. well, it is sloppy, asou said.
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sloppy, wet, rather nasty and cool too. there's a look at the rain showers that we're dealing with. it's making its way from southeast tonorthwest. the low pressure system is hanging out right now around southern delaware. so showers throughout the day with a slow moving system. green belt and forest heights, 50. 52 degrees rightnow. those locations right near the water just a little higher. water temperatures are running 54, 55 degrees. by afternoon, your high just 57 or 58. so you'll need a jacket, umbrella. and i don't know, a hand to hold on later today. because the wind will pick up a bit. more showers, too for wednesday. >> all right. let's head out and update ow 270 southbound. good example what kind of morning it is already. accident in hyattstown. leaving i-70 trying to get to
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hyatthoun, gaithersburg and rockville. nohbound, an accident up to 123 to the shoulder. southbound also an accident. see the flashg lights. busy morning. delays on 306 and 304. brunswick, 870, 872, 874 and 8 and 892 all on the brunswick line. >> thanks, jerry. the rain is maki for a more difficult commute but we do have a little bit of good news. the tree that fell is no longer blocking traffic. megan is live with an update. so i guess those crews worked pretty quickly, megan. >> they did. they d. they were out with their shane saws. the tree is gone. their equipment, their trucks have left the scene. all lanes are now open.
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we have the tree that fell across the rod way. happened just past brooksiden river road, outbound lanes of river road. the trees plokd all the lanes. we had one lane closed towards the district here. they've gotten it all cleaned up. wasn't a major traffic issue. the tree did not get tangled up in any power lines. it was a matter of chopping it up, clearing the scene. that's exactly what they have done. no issues any longer on river road. if you are headed out, on your way to work, still sloppy out here. we have mist coming down. a lot of road spray. standing water in areas that don't drain. keep your speeds down and be alert. back to u. >> all right. men, thanks so much for that update. family and friends will say a final farewell to a local navy
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s.e.a.l. about 1,200 attended brendan loonie's wake yesterday. the 29-year-old was killed on september 21st, when his helicopter crashed in southern afghanistan. a mass will be celebrated at 10 at the basilica of immaculate shrine in northeast. he was buried at arlington naonal cemetery next to his friend who was killed two years ago in iraq. travel alert in place for all americans living and traveling to europe. >> reporr: the state department made it clear this is
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not a warning to stay home if you're planning on traveling to europe but a reminder to be careful. europe is under a travel alert this morning. >> reporter: the government says don't stay home, just be alert around trains, airports and tourist attractions. telligence officials bieve eight germans and two british brothers hiding in pakistan may be planning an attack sationed by osama bin laden himself. >> acting on following the needs that have been given to pakistan and that will make europe and the united states safer. so whope. >> reporter: great britain, where the terror alert is severe, raised its warnings for france and germany. >> a little concerned. but i'm sure they've heightened the security. >> reporter: the government decided against a stronger warning, which would likely cause more travelers to change their plans. >> if you start changing the way you live in your life, then they start to win. >> reporter: state department's advice, protect yourself and use common sense. now, the alert is in effect until the end of january.
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tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> well, it was a game everyone was talking about and talking to. donovan mcnabb for the first time since he was traded to washington. homecomi was a success as redskins held on by their fingertips to beat the eagles, 17-12. cars smashed up and one flipped upside-down. a federal investigation could put money into your pocket. why plenty of verizon customers are getting cash back.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cae companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big
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corporations, even a bank that took blions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle cde do. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that srts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i'veut education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms...
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doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. welcome back. 6:39. the "today" show is coming up next at 7:00. let's check in with matt lauer to see what they're working on this morning. >> good morning to you. coming up on a monday, the state department issues an alert to americans traveling to europe amid concerns over potential terror attacks there. the latest on the developing story. also ahead, new images of trapped miners in che. wait until you see what they do
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underground as they wait to be rescued. plus, we'll talk to the father who stormed on to his daughter's school bus to confront her alleged bullies. what your family needs to know to survive a house fire at night. got that and much more ahead as we get started on a monday morning right here on "today." eun, back to you. >> see you soon. ank you. >> take care. our time 6:40. 20 minus until 7:00 in the morning. 53 degrees out there andain around the region. going to be a sloppy commute. first of all, let's get the forecast. >> sloppy and cool or chilly comme, too for all of us. good news, it's not any heavy rain that's coming down. we have pockets of moderate rain throughout. that's what yowill see throughout most of today. d the bottom of your screen there, that's not the end of it. low pressure sitting around southern delaware. so showers retating up and heading to the north up around
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haegerstown and then down around dale city. 52 the stur right now. clarksburg and germantown, 52. high temperature, mercury is only getting 57 to 58 degrees. a little gusty. 65 wednesday with a few more showers coming through. >> l's head out and take a look on is dreary monday morning. despite the weather, no major incidents. capital beltway between tysons corner to the i-95/maryland side american legion bridge. outer loop and inner loop moving along well. we have a couple issues that popped up. new york avenue inbound new jersey avenue. northwest where the new york avenue is closed down at new jerseyecause of an accident.
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heads-up if you're headed in that direction. a tough morning because of reduced visibility. thank you, jerry. 6:42. 53 degrees. why jimmy carter is doing some building in the district today. plus, how do you think donovan mcnabb is feeling this morning? hear what he had to say after getting sweet revenge on his old team. speaking of sweet,illio of verizon customers will see something they're not used to on this month's bill. another violen attack on the university campus. this one right outside
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a growing concern this morning at the university of maryland after another student was thrown to the ground and robbed. it's just the latest on a string of attacks in robberies only this time it happened on campus. just after 4:30, a student walking on the sidewalk was robbed by a group of thieves. campusolice issued a crime alert. students now say they're taking
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their own precautions in order to become a victim. >> i occasionally walk alone. so i'm definitely looking out for myself. >> police warned students between being out between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. the so-called crime time when most of the robries have occurred. they have stepped up patrols and tried to crack down on strangers coming on to the campus. now, in tacoma park, maryland, they nabbed the three guys who robbed a restaurant and led officers on a chase in lincoln straet. the getaway driver flipped that burgundy dontal intrepid. the chase started after the thieves robbed eastern carry-out on new hampshire avenue. and this morning police are still looking for the gunmaho shot and killed a 22-year-old silver spring man. d.c. police say he shot two people just before 1:00 along harvard street near howard university in northwest.
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one of the victims survived and has since been released from the hospital. but the other, 22-year-old michael moss cornish died. so far no arrests and police have not said whether they were of a motive. donovan mcnabb's return was a successful one as the skins squeaked by the eagles, 17-12. he was traded last off-season after essure from the rabid philadelphia fan base. d he responded, throwing for more than 100 yards and one touchdown and was given the game ball after that game. >> this is something we could feed off of going into the rest of the season. we're going to stay up there. >> next up, they head back to fedefield taking on the 3-1 packers. it's going to be the talk of the town as you head out this
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morning. ju how are the fans feeling about the win? we send derrick ward out to find out. i'm sure a lot of happy fans this morning. >> indeed. despite the chilly temperatures and the rain fans do, indeed have a lot to be happy abou a lot of good things came out. a running game came back or mad a rare experience so far this season. of course it puts us top the nfc east. the aspect of the victory with the return of donovan mcnabb to philadelphia and washington's victory in that game. a lot of people were wondering how those tough philadelphia fans would react to mcbb's return? he got a standing ovation. a lot of fans were, indeed, surpriseded by that. >> i think it was pretty good.
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it was fu >> were you surprised by the fan reaction? >> yes, i was. yes, i was. >> what did you expect? >> i was expecting for them to boo him but they didn't. it was good. i love the game. they won. that's all that matters. >> reporter: you know, we also talked to a fan who said he remembers seeing mcnabb scramble like he did to keep that last drive alive on the offense when the redskins had the ball, eat up the clock. so many times he beat the red science. he said he's glad he's on our side. i'sure a lotf us are this morning. >> absolutely. very happy fans. thanks so much, derrick ward. thanks, derrick. llions of verizon customers can expect sething they don't normally receive in the mail this month, some money back from the company. courtney reagan joins us live with more on this story. good morning to you. hi. good morning to you, joe.
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if your cell phone bill has been looking a little heftier you might have a check coming your way. it will be issuing refunds for taught and internet usage they never accrued. the majority of the refunds will be relatively small, again $2 and $6, though some customers could receive more. fkc began an investigation into verizon ten months ago after complaints of niftry fees. theyave not ruled out the possibility of additional penalties. the struggling auto industry grew over the weekend. ford ceo said the aumaker is on track to bring its net debt to zero by 2011 and it is ahead of fans t return to an investment grade rating. he went on to say he expects ford to agree 5% to 10% globally and 3 prs to 5% in the u.s. thanks very much. you have a great day. >> you too.
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>> thanks. a maryland congressman wants to put a hold on foreclosures in his state. elijah cummings called for a 60-day moratorium. the lawmaker says they may have illegally started foreclosure proceedings against home owners. as a resulit may affect property values and tax revenues for neighboring homes. jimmy carter and his wife roslyn are scheduled to be in d. today working for habitat for humanity. the carters will be teaming up with a group building homes in ivy city. they plan to buildix new homes and refurbish some existing ones. >> 6:51. another check weather and traffic together. we'll start with veronica. >> not looking great out there. >> no. we and nasty. slow on the roadways. by theime we get to the afternoon, probably slow for the evening rush too.
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even a lite bit of wind to go with some of your wet weather later . let's take a look outside. 7:07 sunrise for today. but little sunshine for the morning. a lot of drops falling. we have a north wind at 15 miles per hour. here's a look at radar. showers around d.c. a dale city. charles county, moderate rain showers are falling. alandria, brandywine all wet. mt. airy, i-70, damascus we have moderate rain showers too. off to the west, i-66, w weather also. again, all kind of moving through southeast to northwest because of that low pressure system that's stuck right around southern delaware. temperature is 52 degrees inland locations. closer to the water temperature. 54 annapolis, salisbury. ocean city 57, 58 degrees.
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a little bit of wind for the arch. the upper level part will swing through on wednesday giving us a little bit of rain. almost a quarter inch in annapolis. next 48 hours, the systems take their time. we're not going to be under a flood watch. 58 your high temperature. tomorrow, 63. and 65 degrees on wednesday. >> all right. let's head out. certainly a tough commute for a lot of folks in virginia. good news is nothing blocking 95, 395 as you head up to the 14th street bridge. all travel lanes are open. spound nicely. let's head over and see how we're doing. check things out in maryland.
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loading up on i-270 off and on from hyattstown on down. 270 southbound at 109, quickly. very serious accident, new york avenue. inbound is now closed. possibly the outbound side at new jersey avenue. very serious accident. police will be out in the intersection of new york and new jersey for some time. let's go out to the rails and see how we're doing. metro, fine. 304 and 306 delayed. 878, 872, 874 and 892 unfortunately all delad this morning. >> that you know, jerry. crews are racing against the clock to finish paving the enter county connector. it could b noisy for neighbors the next couple days. work is happening in gaithersbu gaithersburg. they need to finish before the temperature falls below 50 degrees.
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the paving should be finished by thursday. well, as you no doubt well know, the rain is making for a difficult commute. megan mcgrath is live with a tree came crashing down. good morning, megan. >> good morning, joe. tree came crashing down early this morning going across the lanes of river road. all outbound lanes or closed for a period of time this morning. you can see this is a live look right here. everything has reopened now. it was closed at brookside for several hours. an hour, 45 minutes or so ago, they cleared the scene. they cut up the tree and hauled it away. you will not encounter any problems on the road this mornin not at least for the moment still seeing sloppy conditions. we're hearing reports of accidents scattered throughout the area. and a report of other downed trees in the arlington area over on frederick street. apparently just a short time
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ago, trees came crashing down on cars. there was property damage. nobody was injured in the incident. we have sloppy conditions out herement because of all the rain we have had recently, the ground is very,ery saturated. unfortunately we could see more of these trees coming down. they simply have nothing to hang on to. when the wind comes through, they are just uprooting. we are seeing quite few fender-benders out there this morning, so be careful good advice. 6:55. here's a look at topstories. u.s. state department issued a re advisory for americans visiting or living in europe due to a terror threat. it urges them to be vigilant in tourist areas or mass transition. a final good-bye to a local navy s.e.a.l. a funeral mass for brendan loonie will be celebrated at 10:30 at the about sill cal of
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the shrine for immaculate conception. . and elena kagan begins her time as supreme court justice as the high curt begins its term today. among some othe bigger cases, protesting at a military funeral, is that free speech? and the sale of violent video games to minors. we have gotten about a quarter inch already and we could pick up another quart tore half inch by the time the rain ends. we're not going to get the two and three inch totals but definitely on the cool side today. 58 your high. >> all right. thanks, veronica. >> be careful. the roads are wet. 270 loaded up. over to virginia quickly. that's the case as well. couple accidents along the way. new york avenue inbound closed to new jersey anue. very serious accident. >> all right. thank you very much and that is news 4 today. thank you for starting your monday and your workweek with
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