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it is brutally cold outside, and it just seems to get colder and colder. now meteorologist tom kierein is saying the four-letter word again, snow. >> say it isn't so. terror threat. an arlington man is arrested for ying he wanted to plant bombs on metro. the comments he made on facebook that attracted the attention of authorities. good morning. thanks for joining us for news 4 today. i'm eun yang. >> i'm joe krebs on the 15th day of december, 2010, smack dab in e middle of the month. we look outside.
22 degrees. it is cold. >> it feels like mid-january. even in january, does it really get this cold, tom? >> yes, itdoes it is about as cold as it ever gets in the middle of winter and we are mid-december. this is the coldest december so far in seven years. as we look at the radar, a few flurries showing up 5 to 10 miles rth of frederick. temperatures around the region in the upper teens to 20 degrees. 23 at national airport. and from washington trinad to oxen hill, new carrollton, mcclain, clarksburg. winds are gusting to around 20 to 30 miles per hour. peak wind gusts the last few minutes. out of the mountains, low teens. they got more snow yesterday. near 20 around the bay andhe lower eastern shore. we have high pressure thats moving in. that high pressure should give us plenty of sunshine today. just a few clouds coming through from time to time with a blustery wind with highs near 30.
sunrise, 7:19. sunset, 4:47. we could get snow tomorrow. a look at thuray, friday, saturday at 6:11. now let's check traffic. how is it looking, jerry. >> i-95 northbound, starting to find some brake lights. there had been reports of a vehicle stopped in the roadway near newington clear, dry road surfaces. got to love it. i-270, police are now telling us there is an accident southbound near shadygrove road. i suspect anything is over to the shoulder. i don't see any massive disruption to the floempt 85 off 270 outside frederick, railroad gates are stuck down right now. so route 85 isompletely blocked off west of i-270 in frederick. out to the rails we go, check things out. metro and vre, okay. marc is having problems with the switching and the track system. metrorail will honor the marc
tickets for the shady grove station if you get over there. brunswick 870 is 24 minutes late and 890 now 23 minutes behind schedule. joe. >> thank you, jerry. well, an especially cold night for some people who were forced out of their apartments overnight. fire crews were called to this building in the 400 block of muddy branch road for an electrical problem. when they arrived they realized it was caused by a water leak in the basement. firefighters cdemned the building after determining it was unsafe. ride-on buses were brought in to keep the people warm until they could find a place to stay. still no word whether residents will be lowed back into their apartments. a man is behind bars accused of threatening to blow uphe metro system. he discussed it with friends on facebook. tracee wilkins joins us live from arlington with more on this story. tracee, good morning >> reporter: eun, good morning. th alleged conversation on
facebook is what drew the fbi's attention to this after the friend reported it. she was saying the conversation became threatening and increasingly g out of hand. these are the photos of fbi agents serving warrants the arlington home of 25-year-old awais younis, known as sonny. younis described during a facebook chat with an unidentified woman, how he would build a pipe bomb and where he would place them in metro and georgetown in order to do the most damage and have the most casualties. the woman reported the conversation to the fbi. they got a warrant and investigat his facebook account. the affidavit also states younis is a native of afghanistan and had pictures posted on his profile of him in afghanistan holding weapons and posing with explosives. one of the pictures had a quote that said "my famil business." we spoke with neighbors who say
they can't belive these allegations. >> they have a little girl. they are good people. and i was so shocked. she's trying to raise them and brought them up this far. one is in college. >> reporter: younis was chargedy fedel court with communicating threats. he's being held pending a mental evaluation. live in arlington. back to you in the studio. >> tracee, thank you. \ in jail. a judge granted bail but he must wait 48 hours before sweden appeals the decision. he was arrested a week ago because prosecutors sweden want to question him on sexual assault charges. supporters are trying to raise $300,000 to post bail. they say he is being unfairly held because his website leaked thousand of secret u.s.
government documents. the house may be soon close to voting on a repeal of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. patrick murphy announced a st d stand-alone bill. house majority leader stenny hoyer said he willring that to the house floor soon. that bill stalled in the senate. a war on afghanistan is due out tomorrow. the president will discuss the the review tomorrow a little more than a year after he announced 30,000 additional u.s. troops. white house press secretary gibbs said the report will show that afghans may be able to take control of security responsibilities in 2014. today the northwest washington nightclub at the center of a death investigation will reopen. dc-9 is expected to open its doors again tight. the abc board suspended the u street club liquor license when
five employees were arrested after a man died outside the dc-9 club in october. witnesses say the workers chased that man and attacked him after he threw bricks through the club windows. charges against the men were eventually dropped and the suspension of the club's liquor license ends today. >> the man convicted of killing a popar hip-hop produce ner prince george's county will spend the rest of his life in prison. alexis was sentenced to 140 years in prison yesterday. he was convicted in october of killing raymond brown in 2006 outside his mitchellville home. police say brown was murdered when he chased down a man trying to steal the wheels off his car. alexis will not beligibleor parole until 2080, when he will be 94 years old. the only survivor of a medical helicopter crash in maryland has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the faa.
jordan wells was originally injured in a car crash in 2008. she was being flown by medevac to a hospital when a chopper crashed due to foggy weather. she lost her leg. four others on board were killed. the suit alleges air traffic controllers failed to give the pilot updates on weather information and did not properly alert pair medicins at the scen of the crash. wells has had more than 24 surgeries >> 6:08. one d.c. higschool is about to get a major makeover. why some say tearing it down is the only way to build it back up. the botched snap from the redskins game cost one player his job. 6:08, 24 degrees right now. weather and traffic on the ones coming up. stray with us.
one of hollywood's hottest couples have called it quits. actress scarlett johansson and ryan reynolds. the couple split quietly six months ago. maybe there was jst so much hotness they couldn't show each other up or they figured it was not fair for the two of them to be together. >> not fair for the restf us. >> right. too much hotness. >> i don't know if i can go on.
tom, you better take over. >> we need some of the hotness. share some of that hotness with us. another frigid morning. radar showing a few flurries north of frederick county, maryland. temperatures around the region near 20 degrees. weather watchers reporting from oxen hill and new carrollton, washington trinidad neighborhood, mclane, clarksburg. it's mostly clear now. winds gusting 25 to 30. windchills are just near 10 degrees. we'll have qte a bit of sun. highs near 30. dpufty winds which will diminish tonight. tomorrow morning we could get a little light snow. especially areas south of washington. up to two inches may accumulate. in the suburbs of maryland we may get a dumping to an inch of light snow off and on tomorrow. highs near 30. warming up. maybe finally near freezing. how is traffic now, jerry. >> we'll take to the air. chopper 4.
i-95 near 198 in laurel we did have an accident. i don't see the accident yet, but clearly you can see a long line of brake lights south from 32 headed on dwn towards roe 198. we'll keep aclose watch on it. obviously traffic heavy and slow on i-95. over to virginia, i-95 northbound moving well north o this point. initial reports of an accident near the interchange in newington. northeast along new york avenue, headed on over toward bladensburg road, travel lanes open. a few minor traffic light delays. out on the rails, metro and vre, no delays. marc is having a tough morning. switching and track problems today. as a result, very substantial delays on brunswick 870 and 890, close to 30-minute delays. we'll keep you updated. >> jerry, thank you. 6:13, 28 degrees.
a routine school board meeting in florida turned into a scary scene after he was angry because his wife was fired. he began shooting at board member the scenes you are about to see could be disturbing. the entire ordeal was caught by wjhg. he told women and children to leave and talked to members about his wife's firing. then duke began shooting. no one was hurt, t a security guard returned fire. police say duke then shot and killed himself. >> obviously a number of rounds were expended. the gun that he has was real. he was not firin blanks. >> i have employees in there that will never be the same again.
i'm not sure i will ever be the same again. >> security will be stepped up at future meetings. >> and wjhg reports that the security officer who returned fire was taken to a nearby hospital. kimberly suiterss live on capitol hill with more on the obama tax plan and the obama compromise tax plan and the controversy surrounding it. good morning, kimberly. >> reporter: good morning, joe. the compromised tax plan is expected to sail through the senate at midday toda you'll remember earlier in the week during a test vote that it got major bipartisan support. 83 senators voting yes, publicans get no tax hikes, democrats can unemployment benefits extended, special deals from corn growers, even to
nascar. but what ired house democrats the most was the super rich. no tax on the first $10 million of inheritance. then a lower rate. that will equate to a $10 billion loss to the treasury. >> we're going to borrow $10 billion a year, all the american people are going to borrow that money, to give 6,000 families a tax break who are already doing quite well, thank you very much. how many jobs ll that create? zero. goose egg. none. >> reporter: when the house gets the bill, you're going to hear a lot of that complaining on the left. on the right, concerns about the deficit. but senate republicans saying any change to this tax compromise would be a deal killer. as soon as it is passed, which it is expected to do, they will have to start working on the nuclear arms treaty with russia and a $1.1 trillion spending
bill justo keep it going. >> kimberly, thanks very much. former white house chief of staff rahm emanuel cld be in the hot seat this afternoon. he testified for 12 hours yesterday during a residency challenge to his chicago mayoral bid. more than two dozen complained he has not lived in the city for a full year, which a candidate must to to be eligible. he and his lawyers contend he did not forfeit his residencyy going to work in washington for two years. once known for academic excellence, dunbar was given an ugly windless facade back in the 1970s. but that's about to change. mayor fenty and mayor-elect gray announced a new campus for the school. it ll be built on the original dunbar site. the new glass wall building the house 1,200 students, 500 more than it can currently hold and
shows the district's commitment to giving d.c. students a state-of-the-art education. >> we want our students and our teachers to be able to go to schools that are state-of-the-art. it sds a tremendous message to our students and our families when we're able to send them to buildings that befit the kind of education that we think they deserve. >> district officials say the school should be ready by 2013. in order to beat the reigning champs you need a near-perfect performance. unfortunately the wizards didn't have it in them. they lost to the lakers, 103-89. the wiz actually led24-22 at the end of the first quarter. without john wall the wizards ultimately just coul't keep up the pace. the highlight was nick young's play off the bench. he had 21 points on the night. we need john ball back. heads are rolling in the redskins camp. they cut hunter smith, making it
the first person to lose hisjob over the botched sunday's game. he will be replaced by sam paleskew. smith ranked 30th in the league. >> he said if anybody should leave it should be me. he's had not his best season so far. >> no. >> a lot of people think it's because of his punting more than becaus of the botched snap. >> thiis just the beginning of the problems for the redskins. he may not be the only one cut. >> the game came down to that at the end of the game speaks reams about the problems theredskins have. >> next is weather. >> tom is here to tell us about this biting, painfully cold weather, tom. >> complaining abouthe redskins right to me, right? it kind of fits, doesn't it? once again, here we go. this cold pattern continues. and i don't see an end to it.
for the next seven days. right now just near 20 degrees from anacostia, clinton, landover, great falls, wheaton. windchills near 10 because winds are gusting 30 miles per hour. we're under a mostly clear sky. maybe a few flurrs north of frederick, maryland. it's near 20. later today should make it to near 30 only. below freezing like yesterday. winds gusting to 40 miles per hour. a dusting around the metro area. maybe a little bit more later in the day. perhaps up to two inches in fredericksburg and pois south. around the metro area, a dusting to an inch with passing light snow from time to time on thursday. highs near 30 tomorrow. and then a little abov freezing friday and saturday. into the weekend, we may have a coastal storm that could swing far enough west to get snow sunday. the track could change this far ahead. it's still uncertain.
jerry, how is traffic? >> off we go. chopper 4 checking things out around town. we're in pretty decent condition. weather not factor. that is good news. i-95 had an accident, 198 on the beltway. picking up a little bit of vome. that's the story up there from chopper 4. take a live look on i-95 as you head north. told you about the report of an accident. clearly you can see traffic loading up vey, very quickly. and several very, very long stretches. be prepared. pretty typical rush hour all in all. noheast, kenilworth, no hangups. there had been an accident on route 100. once you get into town, you are doing fine. out on theails this morning, metro and vre with no delays. marc brunswick 870, 872 delayed to 30 minutes because of track and switching issues. metrorail will honor the tickets
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ouch! close call for two people aboard this small plane that made an emergency land anything springfield, missou. sparks coming up from the pla after it hits the run way. the pilot could not get the landing gear down. after burning off fuel, he mad a belly landing. you can see, as i said, the flames and sparks flying as the plane skids to a stop. emergency cre come rushing to its side. thpilot and the passenger then darted out of the plane. good idea. amazingly, neither was injured. wow. one of las vegas's poshest a seen knows is looking for a man who stole $1.5 million worth of chips. a thief on a motorcycle robbed the bellagia yesterday morning. he pulled up to the casino, walked over to a craps table, and stole the chips. he sped off and has not been seen since. he may be the man to a similar
new threats against metro are posted online. what an arlington n said he wanted to do to the trains and passengers. school board showdown. a man pulls out a gun and starts shooting at a school board meeting, and it was allaught on tape. good morning. welcome back to news 4 today. i'm joe krebs. i'm e yang. it is wednesday, decemr 15th, 2010. another freezing cold morning in the nation's capital. 6:31. 23 degrees outside there. we had a little bit of precipitation yesterday. i guess the outside is not much of an up side. there is no rain or snow today. >> it is a cold blustery wind coming west northwest. a flag there at the capital. and it's a live picture. the winds blowing here in washgton 20 miles per hour. so the windchills near 10 degrees. right now 23 at national airport. from columbia heights, suitland,
franconia, bethesda, near 20. and windchills in the single digits to near 10 degrees with winds north and west. these are the peak gusts we have had to 30 at dulles airport. 20 elsewhere. temperatures in the mountains of western maryland, west virginia, in the teens. around the bay, tidewater, eastern shore, near 20 degrees there as well. and they did ge some snow yesterday in western maryland and west virginia. they may get a few lake effect snow showers. highressure will be moving in. here's's today's forecast. winds gusting to 40 miles per hour. windills down to 10. highs 30. sunrise, 7:19. sunset, 4:47. could get snow tomorrow. i'll have the latest on that in ten minutes. how is the traffic, jey? things loading up quickly. woodrow wilson bridge. traffic is crawling out of oxen
hill over to virgin. the problem was the broken down truck we told you about earlier on the beltway near telegraph road. now it's out of the roadway as of 10 minutes ago. as you can see, it is very slow. something we don't see often at the wilson bridge. in from the west, i-66, lanes open. plenty of backed up traffic. no hangups to report. we'll head out andee how we're doing. chain bridge moving along nicely both directions. out on the rails, metro and vre moving along. that is good ews. marc, switching and track problems with substantial delays. brunswick 890 and 870. eun >> thank you, jerry. the bitter cold was made worse for some in gaithersburg who were forced out of their apartment arou midnight. fire crews were called to this apartment building in the 400 block of muddy branch road for an electrical issue. when they arrived they realized the problem was caused by a water leak in the basement. fireghters condemned the building after determining it
was unsafe. ride-on buses were brought in to keep the people warm until they could find a place to stay. there is no word when the resints will be allowed back in. six families forced from their home in prince george's county after a fire swept through a row ofownhouses. the fire started just before 8:00 last night in the 500 block of garrett and capital heights. firefighters say when they arrived they found fire spreading up to the outside of a three-story town home. the two-alarm fire spread to two neighboring townhomes. no one was injured and the cause of that fire is still under investigation. tracee wilkins has more on what the man had to say on facebook and elsewise. tracee. >> reporter: evidently, th conversation he had on facebook, actually a few conversations with one woman, is what got hi the fbi's attention, tually.
at times she felt the conversations were becoming threatening and increasingingly getting out of hand. these are the photos of fbi agents serving warrants at the arlington home of 25-year-ol awais youni he explained how he would build a pipe bomb and where to place them in order to have the most damage and have the most casualties. the womaneported the conversation to the fbi. they then got subpoena toss investigate younis's facebook account. younis, a native of afghanisn, had pictures of him in afghanistan holding weapons and posing with explosives as well. one picture had a quote of "my family business." one person said she can't belive
the allegations. >> mother and father, a little girl. they are good people. and i was so shocked. she's trying to raise them and brought them up. one is in college. >> reporter: younis was charged. he's now being held pending a mental evaluation. tracee wilkins, live in arlington. back to you in the studio. >> tracee, thanks very much. the house must belose to voting on a repeal of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. pennsylvania democrat patrick murphy introduced a stand-alone bill yesterday. house majority leader stenny yer said he will bring legislation to the house floor soon. the house already passed a defense authorization bill. it stalled in the senate. e president is expect to
review a review tomorrow a little more a year after he announced his new plan that included 30,000 additional u.s. troops. robert gibbs said the report will also show that afghan may be able to take control of security respoibilities in 2014. today the northwest washington nightclub at the center of a death investigation will reopen. dc-9 is expected to reopen tonight. five employees we arrested after a man died outside that club in ocber. witnesses say the workers chased that man and attacked him after he threw bricks through its windows. charges against the men, though, were eventually dropped, and the suspension of the club's liquor license ends today. you will see more than just a christmas nativity scene on e grounds of the courthouse in leesburg, virginia. after months of debate over holiday displays, loudon county board of supervisors agreed to
allow a mixture of displays. last year all displays were banned. later this week luke skywalker will be on display to promote jedi-ism and a display from an atheist group. not everyone is happy with the deal. >> manger. that's the meaning of christmas. love it. that's the meaning of christmas. i love the christmas scenes. now, the other this you're talking about, not so excited about that. >> instead of having a nice christmas look to the courthouse, beautiful historic courthouse, we ended up with hodgepod. >> under the new rules, up to ten permits were issued on a first come, first served basis. 6:38. details of a new census report that will let you brag to your friends in other cities. the sun is coming up. we'l have a look at our traffic and weather when we me back.
church, please call 202-885-4663. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. this is to sign up for the system not to close or delay an opening. predawn sky, lavender and temperatures are near 20 degrees. winds blowing north and west. windchills near 10. another layer up morning. highs near freezing. quite a bit of sun and blustery wind. tomorrow we might get a dusting of light snow around the metro area. two inches 30 miles south. a bit warmer friday and saturday. more snow for sunday. a look at that coming up in ten minutes. how is traffic, jerry? up we go and off we go approach to theapital beltway.
skwig el to the left side is 66 to the inner loop. volume only. both on 66 and t beltway. but certainly getting vry heavy and very busy. south of town at the wilson bridge. tough commute out of oxen hill across the bridge span. issue was broken down truck on the beltway. inner loop, telegraph road. it is out of the roadway. unfortunately the backup extends to 295, reaching to 210. over on 395 as you head from the beltwa up towards the pentagon, looking good. lanes are open there. one more stop. key bridge, both directions between rosslyn and georgetown. no hangups. lanes open. dry pavement. metro and vre okay. marc brunswick 870 d 890, close to 30-minute delays. 22 degrees. 6:32. what you will now be allowed to pack when you ride trak. why wikileaks founder julian
a routine school board meeting in florida turned into a scary scene after he was angry because his wife was fired. the entire ordeal was caught by wjhg. we want to warn you now what you're about to see could be disturbing. >> reporter: witnesses say a man identified as clay dukes talked briefly with school board members about his wife's firing. >> we have no idea who you were talking about. >> she was fired. >> reporter: after spray painting a regular figure on a nearby wall, duke waved his gun and ordered women and children to leave and took those remaining hostage. >> leave! >> reporter: a female school board member tried to knock the gun out of his hand with a purse. he knocked her to the ground. what y're about to see is disturbing.
>> please don't. please don't. please. >> reporter: duke fired his weapon. and althoughobody was injured by the initial gunshot, duke was confronted by a security guard. after reviewing video police say duke exchanged gunfire with the guard, then killed himself. >> rounds were expended. the gun he had was real. he was not firing blanks. >> reporter: the school board superintendent said school board for future meengs will be discussed. a city on edge. an investigation is under way. >> and wjhg reports that the security officer who returned fire was taken to a nearby hospital. his condition is unknown. beginning today, passengers are allowed to check guns and ammunition in their luggage on certairail cars. some restrictions. first of all, you must be
traveling between stations that do offer checked baggage service d your luggage must be put in the baggage car. the weapons must be unloaded and stored in approved capers. you must also make a reservaon no more than 24 hours in advance. amtrak had previously banned weapons from its trains after 9/11. this morning wikileaks founder julian assange is waking up in jail. a judge granted bail, but he must stay another 48 hours while sweden is appealing the decision. he was arrested a week ago because prosecutors in sweden want to question him on sexual assault questions. meanwhile, his supporters a trying to raise $300,000 to post bail. they say he is being unfairly held because his website leaked thousands of sect u.s. government documents. air force has blocked staff from accessing 25 web sites that have posted wikileaks files, including the "new york times." military machines haveenied access to the site because the
airmen can still have access on their home computers. >> president obama is inviting nearly two dozen ceos to the white house today to talk business. courtney reagan joins us live with a preview. good morning. >> reporter: hi. good morning to you, joe. president obama has done it before. he's meeting with some of the world's biggest companies at 30 a.m. to discuss how to boost the economy and create jobs. it includes top executives from sisco, google, u.p.s., american express and general electric, which is our parent company. today's high-profile ghering is part of the administration's fort to strengthen what at times has been a rocky relationship with the business community. well, the senate votes on amendments to the tax cut bill at 11:00 a.m. they are expected to fail. final passage of the billis expected this afternoon. the house could act by the end of the week. back to you, joe.
>> thanks very much, courtney. have a great day. >> reporter: thank you. you too. the nation's capital has plenty of capital. the washington area is the wealthiest region of the country, according to the census bure bureau. fairfax and loudon counties were the highest median incomes in the last five years. our area is more than just wealthy. it's also well educated. five local counties were among 17 in the country which most residents have at least a bachelor's degree. and that makes up for the fact that i think a couple weeks ago or month ago we were named the ugliest in terms of people living in the region. at leaste're smart and rich. >> th will get you somewhere. "time" magazine will reveal its person of the year. >> a list of the current finasts. wikileaks founder julian assange in fir place. and the president of afghanistan, hamid karzai, so made the list, followed by the tea party, the chilean miners
and facebook's mark zuckerberg. "time" magazine will make the official announcement this morning on the "today" show. who do you think should be the person of the ear? go to our facook page, news 4 today. barbar writes she's heard of julian assange but it would be terrible if he got it because it would be rewarded him for what he's done, she says. >> we want to he from you. visit our facebook page at news 4 today. tom joined us in the studio. certainly our person of the day. >> you might want to reserve judgment until you step outside. oh, man. again, another cold morning. thisold pattern continues. look at that dramatic predawn glow, lemon and lavender on the predawn horizon. there is ice next to the
potomac. ice on area ponds. stay off the ice. it's way too thin. 23 at national airport. very dry. another skin lotion day. peak gusts at 17 mis per hour. i say "just" bause yesterday we had 40. 20 from the shenandoah to the atlantic beaches weatherwatchers are rerting this morning. prince george's, 20. so is montgomery, arlington, fairfax. windchills in the upper single digits. arlington, fairfax, monday gotg counties. winds gusting 20 to 30 miles per hour. and it's goingo actually increase a little bit later today. western maryland, west virginia, many locations near 10 degrees. they did get snow yesterday. only around0 on the eastern shore and around virginia tidewater as well as the northern neck. over the last 12 hours streams of snow off lake erie, wtern pennsylvania. may make it into the mountains of west virginia later today. this morning for the bus stop,
layer up. it's going to be windy with sunshine. teens and low 20s. here's today's forecast. this afternoon near 30 with winds gusting to 40 miles per hour. sunrise, 7:19. sunset, 4:47. clear this evening. clouding up after midnight. light snow this time tomorrow evening. maybe a dusting to an inch possible during the day tomorrow. two inches farther south. low pressure passes south of washington. upper 30s on friday and saturday. should be settled been awe a coastal storm might give us snow on sunday. still too early to say. cold into next week. tom, let's take to the air where chopper 4 over i-95. mixing bowl in springfield. everything is mixing appropriately. no hangups to report from this vantage point. there is some activity on the shoulder here on the outer loop near springfield interchange. but it s in the roadway. moments ago moved into the shoulder.
so the travel lanes are open as you head down from theterminal past springfield, toward alexandria. inner loop looks good. rush hour really is kicked up into high gear at this hour. good news, you're not dealing with a weather-related issues, just volume. a few brake lights mid span at the american legion bridge. inner loop looks all right. oking good along new york avenue. minimal traffic light delays with lanes open through northeast to northwest. no delays o metro or vre. marc having a tough line on brunswick line because of switching and track problems. 870, 874, 876 and 890 all delayed. they will redeemickets at the shady grove statn. more people will be heading home for the holidays this year. aaa predicts 92.3 million people willtravel at least 50 miles between dember 23rd and january 2nd. that's up 3% from last year.
more than 90% of those people will drive. the average person is expecte to spend about $700 on their trip. a northern virginia man is behind bars this morning accused of atlantaing to bomb the metro system. fbi agent say he posted the threats on facebook. tracee wilkins joins us live from arlington where the man lives. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. fbi agents were made aware of this man after one of his friends on facebook said their conversations were becoming increasingly threatening and also getting out of hand as well. these are photos of fbi agents servinwarrants at the arlington home of 25-year-old awais younis. according to an affidavit, younis described during an online facebook chat with an unidentified woman how he would build a pipe bomb and where he would place them within e metro system and georgetown in order to do the most damage and have the most casualties. the woman reported the
conversation to the fbi. and the fbi got subpoenas. theyinvestigated. younis's facebook had pictures posted on his profile on afghanistan posing with weapons and posing near explosives as well he was in court last week. he is being held pending mental evaluation. tracee wilkins live this morningment back to you all in thestudio. tracee, thank you. now a check of the morning's top stories. dc-9 is expect totd reopen tonight. the abc board suspended the liquor license when five employees were arrested after a man died outside dc-9 in october. assault charges against the men were eventually dropped and the exntion of the club's liquor license ends today. the house may soon be close to voting on a peel of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. patrick mphy introduced the stand-alone bill yesterday and
steny hoyer will bring the legislation to the house floor soon. one of las vegas's poshest casino is looking for a man who stole $1.5 million worth of ips. a thief on a motorcycle robb the bellagio early yesterday morning. that is news 4 fd. thank you for starting your day with us. >> the "today" show is next. right back here tomorrow morning at 4:30. hope you'll join us then. until then, have a great day. see you tomorrow. >> bye.