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so very, very mild start to the day. and the warm spots are down to 83 or so at winchester and pax river and here in washington. tappahannock near 90. if anyone stays cool it is the naval academy, 79 to 80. plenty of sunshine. 77 by noon. 83 at five. highs in in the mid 80s. 6:14. we will have the seven-day forecast, here's angie. kicking off the new hour right now. still an old problem in riverdale. u.s. 1 going southbound you are closed at 480 because of an accident. the investigation we're told by officials will continue for at least the next 45 minutes. moving over to the bw parkway, we will take it up. everyone is fine out of baltimore. no incidents or accidents on both of these roadways toward powder mill and beyond. taking it to virginia.
66 heading eastbound. we are picking up a little volume around the fairfax county parkway lasts until 123. okay approaching the beltway. 395 from the beltway to the 14th street bridge, tracking the taillights. they are at speed and looking good. in the district, inbound new york avenue is where we will wrap it up -- that's where i wanted to wrap it up but i will let you know there are no delays to report at this time to the third street tunnel. back to you. at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. president obama hits the campaign trail for democrats. he heads to south florida to headline a fund-raiser there. it will be held at the home of former nba star alonzo mourning. the candidates for governor in more meet for the first televised debate of the campaign. they square off in baltimore. you can see it tonight at 7:00 on our digital channel 9.2. the national parks service will hold a columbus day wreath
laying. this almost happen at 11:00 this morning at columbus plaza in front of union station. this is the 99th annual ceremony here in washington. columbus day isn't a holiday for everyone and that could mean a closure on the metro's blue and orange line are big problems. kristin fisher is tracking the commuter alert for u.s. and she is live at the foggy bottom station with more. >> good morning, jessica. we are talking about adding an extra 40 minutes to your commute if you are planning to ride the blue or orange line through downtown washington this morning. and i want to show you why. take a look at this map. you can see the problem. we are talking about the fact that both the farragut west and mcpherson square stations are closed and will stay that way until 5:00 tomorrow morning. there will be no service at the blue and orange line also. so that means orange line trains are operating from vienna fairfax to foggy bottom and federal triangle to new car
rollton. and blue line from federal triangle to largo town center. free shuttle bus service will be available around the closed stations. metro says they chose this weekend to do all of this work because rush hour ridership is usually down 40% on columbus day. take a look at this graphic and you will see what i mean. in 2009, metro reported 358,000 trips on columbus day. compare that toe following monday. so we are seeing a significantly lower number of people riding the metro today than what they would normally ride on the average monday morning, but still i have been chatting with people getting off the train a t at the foggy bottom station and a lot of them are frustrated because we are talking about an extra 40 minutes to your commute.
but the good news, neck out these buses. -- check out these buses. they keep rolling up. the good news is there are a ton of shuttle buses waiting for people to take them from the foggy bottom station to where the metro rail traffic resumes on the blue and orange line. so that's the good news. but the bad news, jessica, as we have been saying all morning is plan on 40 extra minutes to your morning commute. >> that's really tough. thank you. rougher than normal trying to find a place to park this week. there are restrictions in affect for the filming of transformers 3. most restrictions are along 17th, 18th and 19th streets around d and e streets northwest and there will be restrictions around the national mall. roads will be closed starting tomorrow and you can get the list at wusa9.com. coming up at 6:30, we will talk to ddot to learn more about the
closures. a driver who struck and killed two pedestrians in rockville is charged with dui. it happened as the two tried to cross rockville pike after 3:00 on sunday morning. investigators believe the two men had just left the white flint metro station. police say the driver briefly stopped but then left the scene. >> the driver and the female passenger appear to be tending to the pedestrian. the driver and passenger got back in to the acura and drove north. >> found the car. the car looks like a it hit a pole. i didn't know it hit two people. >> reporter: the driver of the car returned to the scene. police identified them. in addition to dui he could face additional charge. both of the victims are 26 years old and from silver spring. no cost of living
adjustment for people getting social security checks. the government will announce this week it will keep payments steady for 2011. more than 58 million americans received those checks. the price of plane tickets for thanksgiving and christmas are expected to start to go up next week. expedia predicts thanksgiving tick prices will peak early in november. christmas travel will peak in mid november. the expermits say surf websites and comparison shop before buying the ticket. the cost of driving is going up too, regular grade gas in the dc metro area now averages $2.77 a gallon. that's up 15 cents in the last month. nationwide the average is up to $2.80 a gallon. redskins fans feeling good this morning. the team is 3-2 after yet another surprising win. the skins trailed the packers the entire game but managed to score ten unanswered points in the 4:00 quarter.
mcnabb finished 26 of 4 t with 357-yards. the game went to overtime seven minutes in and gano kicked a field goal to win it for washington. we have more on what went right for the redskins and what needs improvement. >> steps up and throws. and picked off by landry. >> landry's overtime pick followed by gano's game winner culminated an unlikely finish. for three quarters the offense looked stagnant and loss and green bay spent plenty of time in the end zone but the redskins persevered. >> proud of the way they handled themselves and kept fighting. no finger pointing. >> the game is four quarters. can't keep a team close for four quarter and something may happen. >> reporter: much of the game mcnabb was bruised, battered and off target. seven of the first eight
possessions ended with punts. >> we didn't play well the first half. we said enough is enough. >> reporter: a small adjustment. shorter drops, quicker passes seemed to open up the field. >> started to move the ball consistently, converting 3rddowns. santana and cooley did a good job. >> he can turn a game. when you are in a huddle an know you have that it is a good feeling. >> reporter: don't forget the job done by the defense. yes, the packers did turn out yards but scored just 13 points. >> yards don't matter because it is all about scoring. we kept them out of the end zone when we needed to. >> make turnovers and big plays and put often fence in a great -- offense in a great position. >> reporter: can they apply it to next week when manning and indianapolis come to town. landry says yes, adding "we have to have great disguise and coverage because when you play
manning and make mistakes the game is set to be over at halftime. dave owens 9 news now. as dave said manning and the colts come to town next sunday. indianapolis handed kansas the first loss on sunday winning 19- t. sunday's game at felt exfield will be in -- fedex field will be in primetime. learn about a group of kids helping seniors keep their homes and their independence. right now our focus on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >> what a great day it will be across our state. we are looking at temperatures which will be really well above the averages which are only 70 this time of the year. this morning we have clear skies out there. temperatures are running in to the 50s and low 60s. by 9:00, we won see much of a warmup. mid-60s here. by noon look at how we jump to the 70s. camp springs 7 t. near 80
degrees. easton at 76. this afternoon, highs are going to the 80s in most spots. slight chance of a shower or storm, even up to hagerstown. most of it will stay in pennsylvania today. angie? >> a traffic alert as we focus in on maryland. right now, u.s. 1 heading southbound at 410 is closed and that's does dew to an accident. we are hearing they will be out there investigating this thing up until, i don't know, close to 7:00. so i would use the bw parkway or 208 as an alternate. move it outside, fair lane road a little volume here early. no major delays and georgia avenue at wayne avenue, we are worry-free near the silver spring metro center. ten minutes after the 6:00 hour. good morning. you are watching 9 news now.
two governors, two different approaches. even in good times bob ehrlich didn't make education a priority. he increased college tuition by 40%, cut school construction by $200 million, and ehrlich voted to eliminate the department of education while serving in congress. but in the toughest of times, martin o'malley has made record investments in public schools, new school construction, and o'malley froze college tuition four years in a row. with martin o'malley, our children always come first.
one of the biggest fears of the elderly is one day somebody saying they condition live alone anymore. this morning, derek mcginty shows us a group that specializes in providing a dose of help to keep seniors in their own homes. >> reporter: high school kids, raking, cleaning, doing chores for free and it's not even their house? what the heck is going on here? >> it's a gratifying feeling when you do something for one other than yourself. >> reporter: these young people are volunteers from saint anne's school. this is a required school
project but at the same time -- >> i live around here and see some of these people every day. i think helping out my neighborhood families is really great. >> reporter: since 1981, the christian community group homes has been dedicated to helping seniors retain their independence, as long as possible. lea pena is the assist tan director. >> we do it in a couple of ways. the first is by providing affordable housing to low- income seniors here in the district. we have three group houses that house a total of 20 seniors on our campus. >> reporter: you have already seen the other way, it is called, appropriatelying the age in place program. >> we connect volunteers with seniors who are living in the communities, primarily in wards 4 and 5 and provide those seniors with necessary home maintenance services to enable them to live in their homes and communes. >> we are taking time out of our day to come in but they are
welcoming us to their homes and you kind of get to know them. they will sit down and show you pictures of their family. it is really nice. they are sweet people. >> reporter: derek mcginty, 9 news now. >> there is a need for more volunteers at christian communities. for information on how to help with this organization and others we are profiling, go to our website at wusa9.com and click on the hero central link. it is 6:14 on this monday morning. here's what is in in the news now. the president of afghanistan confirms peace talks are underway between his government an the taliban. happened karzai call the discussions unofficial, the hope is to end the nine year long war. the rescue of those trapped miners in chile should begin on wednesday. this weekend, a rescue shaft reached the 33 men. officials are keeping a close eye on their mental and physical health. in hungary, crews are working to build a 2000-foot long dam. the hope is it will hold back
the toxic sludge. they say while holding back the red liquid is now on the verge of collapse. potentially a serious serious situation developing. >> another one if they don't get it taken care of. weather wise we couldn't have asked for a better day for columbus day. >> you know why it will be hot yesterday. >> why? >> because i spent yesterday switching my wardrobe over from winter -- from summer to winter. >> thank you very much. we owe jessica. unseasonably warm columbus day. however some changes on the way this week. and by thursday you will know, even wednesday, you will be reminded it is october. very warm today, though. temperatures will make it up to the 80s with records possible mainly at dulles. the record high is 78. that's going to be crushed today. cooler midweek. we are talking 60s for
wednesday and thursday. maybe a rainy thursday. see if low pressure will move up this way. 0 some models are hinting at it. the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, comfortable conditions out there. clear and mild. 50s and 60s to start the day. sunrise at 61 -- 7:13. daylight savings begins november 7th. 77 at noon. 83 at 5:00 today with highs in the middle 80s. southwest winds five to ten. mostly cloudy. a stray shower is possible late tonight. lows in the 50s to low 80s. southwest winds at five. for tuesday, partly sunny, not as warm assed to with an isolated shower or two in the afternoon. highs between 75 and 80. and those northwesterly winds from the front coming through. warm in the east, charlottesville 66. ocean city 65. williamsport in central p.a.
49 and richmond we have got 60 this morning. around here, we are looking at 50s from manassas and hey mark. they are cooler at 55. gaithersburg has you beat by one at the air park. up the road in springfield, 83 college park park and columbia 57. mason neck this morning right at 60. national has 63. light southwesterly winds. barometer is riding ever so slightly this morning. sitting at 29.84 and relative humidity is up there, 84%. not much in the way of storms across the country. a little in the northwest. this guy is spinning not far from kansas city with a front producing showers and storms. to our north we are watching showers, michigan in to new york state ahead of a front. this front will slide to the south tomorrow. bringing us cooler temperatures, especially by wednesday. and then some of the showers you see to the north will sink south. we could see that during the day tomorrow. you notice that in the
afternoon, but better chance i think for rain by thursday. seven-day forecast, record heat is possible in a few spots 78 for tuesday with a chance of a shower. 60s on wednesday and maybe the rain on thursday but the week looks like more sunshine and dry weather. angie? good morning. we will begin with a traffic alert for you. a fatal accident in riverdale happened this morning. southbound u.s. 1 remains closed at 410. police continue to investigate. we have a reconstruction crew out on the scene, and they will be out there, we're told, until at least 6:45. so my best bet or your best bet, my best advice, bw parkway or 201 to get around this. move up to 95 and the bw parkway. nice clean and green out of baltimore past 198 all the way to the beltway. 267 at wheely avenuing these are the live conditions. dulles toll road. traffic is nice and light.
remember starting tonight at 11:00 p.m. hunter mill will be closed at 267 for construction. 95 northbound is where we will wrap it up. more volume past duke street but no delays to the district. jessica, back to you. it is 6:19. here's a story that will have people talking this morning. a massachusetts public school district will give all students a day off next year for a muslim holy day. the school board in cambridge, massachusetts added one day off. previously muslim students were allowed to take off butted that to make up their work. they say it is the first in the state to do this and the board member behind it says it reflects that city's diversity. >> this was not about making a statement. okay. this is about being fair to a vibrant, large, involved community in our city. >> reporter: we want know what you think of.
this should school tricks schedule a day off for 0 muslim holiday? go to our poll at wusa9.com. coming up, ahead if sports, who led the phillies to a series sweep last night. and alabama lost this weekend. so who's at the top now in college football? the answer is three minutes away. i'm bob ehrlich.
i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland's in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago: dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running -- to make the state we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work.
good morning. college football fans will want to look at the coaches poll just released overnight. here's the first look. the tide has turned in the top ten this week as number one alabama loses on the road to south carolina gamecocks 35-21. the loss drops them to number eight and gives ohio state the top spot. nebraska ahead of tcu after a win in kansas kansas state. michigan rolls over michigan in the this big house and south carolina up eight followening a upset over alabama. florida state routes miami and arizona falls nine spots following their loss to oregon state.
air force and west virginia move to the top 2 a. games to watch this week, a show down onin' between auburn and arkansas and nebraska hosting texas and the wolverines look to rebound against iowa. >> that's our your "usa today" top 25 coaches poll presented by sprint, the now network. all right. so that's the top 25. full redskins coverage, including the shanahan press conference at 5:00 and 6:00. until then i'm brett haber have a great monday, everybody. the phillys are moving on in the nlcs. hamel pitched a shutout last night. they beat cincinnati 2-0 and sweeps the series. the rays and giants won yesterday. still to come, new developments in the alleged cheating scandal involving the prince georges county police department. more than a week after fire destroyed the livestock market in virginia, a decision is made about its future. howard says dulles could
to everybody who took part in the komen for the cure three- day walk and thanks to everyone who came out to cheer. hundreds of people walked 60 miles to raise money for breast cancer research and resources, and they had a beautiful day for it. a beautiful weekend for the walk it. >> would have happened regardless, but great weather for them. great job lady and the men who participated, as well. we salute you and we will salute you one more day with a wonderful forecast. like it when it is 80s in october. >> i do. it is very nice out here right now. a little cool but not cold. just right. >> if you are going to do the morning run it will be perfect for that. show you the morning temperatures, 63 at national. 54 in gaithersburg. 64 winchester. up the road in martinsburg, we have 56. very comfortable with a 0s an 60s. sunny skies and temperatures will soar to the 80s. to the west and southwest some upper 80s will happen an the record at dulles is only 78.
that's going to be crushed. 77 by noon. 83 by five. southwest winds five to ten. when i see you at 6:44, we will talk about the seven-day forecast which does bring us back to reality. rate right now here's angie. thank you, howard. we begin with a traffic alert out of riverdale, maryland. u.s. 1 southbound is closed at 410. an ongoing accident investigation. we have a reconstruction crew on the scene. they will be out there for the next 15 to 20 minutes at least. so, if you are hitting the road anytime soon use 201 kenilworth or the bw parkway as an alternate. at new hampshire avenue a great example of how clear the loops are moving. doing fine no incidents to report. virginia 66 seeing a little volume starting to build between 580 an 123. no accidents. and take you to route 7 at tysons corner. a good amount of drivers but no majorredlies. back to you.
this morning's commute tricky and long for anyone taking metro across town. that's because the blue and orange lines are cut in two. kristin fisher is live at the foggy bottom station following this commuter alert. >> reporter: good morning, jessica. the god news is, it is columbus day and traffic on the metro is a little less than normal but we are talking about delays and extra time added to the commute in the range of 30 to 45 minutes. so for those traveling on the blue and orange lines this morning, i want to break it down for you using our ipad. check this out. what we are talking about is the fact that farragut west and mcpherson square stations along the blue and orange line will be closed until 5:00 tomorrow morning. this means that if you are traveling on the orange line you can take the train from vienna fairfax to foggy bottom. from foggy bottom you want to continue on the orange line. you want to get off, hop on a shuttle bus and pick it up at
the federal triangle and it will be back open on the orange line from federal triangle to new car rollton. i want to point out metro center here is open on the red line, but it is shut down on the orange and blue line. for the blue line, what this means is you can hop on the train starting at franconia springfield an take it to foggy bottom. but then you have to hop on the shuttle bus to get up at federal triangle an the blue line will be open from federal triangle all the way to largo town center. all in all we are talking about 40 minutes of extra time added to the morning commute if you are using the blue and orange lines. some riders say, hey, it's understandable. others are frustrated by this delay. i found one this morning. take a listen. >> reporter: i have to get to tenleytown and i don't know how i will get there. i have no idea since metro is closed and everything and i'm posed to be there to help inventory at safeway that i
work at. >> reporter: how much time do you think the closures will add to your commute? >> i don't know even where i am going to go. have to ask the bus driver howly get to tenleytown. i don't know. >> some frustrated metro riders. but the god news here at the foggy bottom station traffic is moving smoothly. no problems to report here. and a long line of buses lined up outside of the metro station. no issues here in terms of hopping on the buses and getting to the next open station on the blue and orange line. >> thank you. also this morning, parking restrictions are in affect for the district and arlington. it is for the filming of the transformers 3 movie. for what you need to know we are joined on the phone by john lyle with the district department of transportation. thank you for getting up early on this monday morning.
>> you are you are welcome. no problem. what are we expecting for the transformers 3 filming? >> there are more parking restrictions than street closures and mainly they are clustered at either end of the mall. looks like they will be shooting close to the capital and then also close to the white house. they begin, some of them begin today. and last until tomorrow. some begin tomorrow they will be throughout the week and then wrap up on friday. so there are -- if you are around the mall you may -- you just need to pay attention to the signage. there will be emergency no parking signs posted. people need to look out for those. >> in chicago the filming took place. there were some explosions. we have video we will show viewers. should anyone be concerned or be aware this could happen with transformers 3 in the district of columbia? >> what i'm told is there maybe
some simulated gun fire and small explosions, but nothing major, nothing that will send anyone scurrying. i think people should be aware of the phak that the movie is taking place. obviously to they can avoid any issues where people are confused or alarmed, but we're not expecting anything out of the ordinary. one of the things i know they are doing is they have the transformer cars in town filming some scenes. so i think there are probably a fair number of people out watching the filming, which is fine but i don't think there will be anything that will alarm folks. >> thank you so much for helping us get the word out this morning. >> thank you. >> john lyle from the district department of transportation. right now at wusa9.com get more on all of the parking restrictions and street closures, plus, learn how to earn money by snapping a shot of the transformers stars.
the prince georges county police academy instructor behind a reported cheating scandal has been transferred out of his teaching job. he's working in the sex offender unit now. the police chief says cadets received perfect scores on a test last year because the instructor was too lazy to write down their actual grades. he denies the allegations. farmers in faulkier county say they plan to rebuild a livestock market that burned to the ground. it was destroyed by fire last month. a dozen cows were killed in the blaze. the chairman says the price tag for rebuilding the market could reach over $1 million. the first time in nearly two years the redskins have won two games in a row and this morning the burgundy and gold is in first place in the information east. the skins trailed the packers the entire game, but they managed to score ten unanswered points in the fourth quarter. mcnabb finished the day 26 of
49 with 357-yards and then the game went in to overtime. graham kicked a 38-yard field goal to win it for washington. the final 16-13. >> can't keep a team close around for four whole quarters. something may happen and for us today something happened positive. we were able to come together as a you know to try to win the game. >> unless you have a lot of character on your team you usually don't win games like that, too many mistakes especially early. as i told the team, i'm proud of the way they kept fighting. >> reporter: next week the redskins host the colts. indianapolis beat kansas city yesterday 19-9. up next, we are saving you money on televisions, toys and more. in six minutes how a liquidation website gets its merchandise and how you can make a deal. right now our daily focus on virginia's weather and traffic and here's howard. >> a great morning across virginia.
weather watchers reporting temperatures in the 50s and 60s. steve in cross junction 63. charlie in catlett, 57. dry air and the sunshine will heat up quickly. by 9:00 we will be comfortably cool in the 60s. look at noontime. in 81 culpeper. leesburg 7 t. through the afternoon, talking about the temperatures from the mid to upper 80s. we will crush dulles ' record. more on that coming up. right now here's angie with traffic. we focus on the state. route 2 t. nice and quiet out here. not much traffic going on. 395 northbound, experiencing relief of the holiday. taking you outside, everything is moving smoothly from the capital beltway past shirlington to the 14th street bridge. wrap it up with the capital beltway in virginia. inner an outer loop past 95
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these flat screens are a few of the items thattened up as leftover cast aways in traditional retail stores once they end up here. >> it is right at the cusp here. about $700. >> reporter: they are resold to the highest bidder on liquidation.com. >> you can get things for $100 that may be worth in theory 3600, $4,000. >> reporter: ryan turned to the site after graduating from law school. hoe couldn't find a job, but he could find plenty of deals here that have paid off. >> first month i sold $12,000 worth of stuff. >> reporter: he sticks to items selling stuff he would want. right now he is pedaling bikes. >> on the low end 350. >> if you want to try your hand at being a buyer and stellar, there are some things you need to know. >> know your buyers really
well. >> even in this uncertain economy, 1.3 million small businesses are making money through the site. you have to visit often. check the bids and be willing to ship the goods to customers. >> the past, it would have been difficult for anyone to find the goods. >> reporter: now there's a supply chain right at your fingertips, and for people like ryan, the chance to make four or five times the profit. lesli foster, 9 news now. >> reporter: the site is free to join, and don't be surprised if you see some items that look familiar. there are even old dc water fans on sale. we have a beautiful forecast in the work for us but when will it be over. >> the 80s will be gone after today and then the 70s will be here tomorrow an then they will take a break until we get to, maybe later in the weekend. it will turn back to okay-like weather pretty quickly but today will feel like independence day more than
columbus day. the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, if the kids have school. clear and mild, 50s and 60s to start the day. be tough for a few minutes a the bus stop. clearly don't need a jacket today with temperatures climbing in to the mid-80s in the metro. some western and southern suburbs in the upper 80s. 83 for noon. right now 63 and winds won't be so bad. southwest five to ten. going to record territory. not so much here in washington or baltimore where the records are near 90 but dulles. dulles records back to the ' 60s when they opened. in 2001 they hit 78. after today, historically it hasn't happened. not to say it won't but it is almost impossible for us to get to 90 degrees again. mostly cloudy, stray shower. 53 to 63. tonight, winds southwest at
5:00. 6:37 on the sunset. and tomorrow, front comes through. could be an isolated shower or two in the afternoon. warm but not as warm. 75 to 80. when you consider the average is 70, 71 we are in good shape. we have 63 in attorney maryland. tappahannock, 61. spoke to bill in newland he was 59 and jan was 69 on the by the way. 54 luray and 55 cumberland. locally a 0s to low 60s out there. sterling at 60. leesburg 59. mid-50s from college park at 55. ft. belvoir, gaithersburg in the middle 50s but fairfax reporting 65. national 63. a few clouds out there. partly cloudy and a light southwesterly wind at five. we are in good shape today. see the northwesterly flow? that's one.to make and then a storm in the middle of the country. this flow up here will push a
front down south this which this morning is producing a few showers to the north. with this front coming, that will end this late summer surge of heat that we are dealing with. the front will be sticking to the south. tomorrow in the afternoon especially is when we will have a better chan of showers. you can see in the morning we have showers in pennsylvania and how they work their way south. here we are at 3:00 to 4:00 a few showers across the region. we could have more rain moving in here potentially on thursday. and that, if you remember last week, when we had the rainy days you didn't get out of the a 0s. mid to upper 80s south and southwest. 78 tomorrow with an isolated shower. wednesday, upper 60s and sunny and thursday, if the rain develops, 82 will be too warm but much better by the weekend. let's get to traffic. >> thank you, howard. right now we want to take you live to the situation we have been following since early this morning in riverdale, maryland. what we have is southbound u.s.
1 is still closed at 410. this is an ongoing investigation. a fatal accident. one that involves a small car fire. as a result, we want you to know that you want to use 201 or the bw parkway right a now as an alternate to avoid any lingering delays that we will experience once everything starts to open up. 270 southbound, looks like you are clear to the beltway coming out of frederick. looks like everyone is moving at speed. lanes are wide open. a little volume here at germantown road. pennsylvania avenue, branch avenue, 30 , crane highway, everything is all clear. 95 northbound, good morning, virginia, no delays to report from the prince william parkway to the mixing bowl and this is inbound new york avenue. something we don't usually see at this time, very light volume past bladesburg road to the third street tunnel. back to you. a maryland man is behind bars accused of plotting to
kill his estranged wife. the 42-year-old allegedly gave an acquaintance cash, five oxycontin pills and other items to kill elizabeth boyd. the couple is getting a divorce. the murder for hire plot unraveled when the acquaintances went to the police. the 0 two major candidates for governor in maryland debate tonight. the first debate for o'malley and ehrlich since four years ago and you can watch it tonight at 7:00 on our digital channel 9.2. that's channel 203 on comcast, 461 on fios and 805 on cox. it is 6:50. 63 degrees here in northwest washington. a montgomery county man faces criminal charges accused in a deadly hit and run on sunday. the latest is three minutes
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while later. add extra time today if you ride the blue or orange line. there's no service between foggy bottom and federal triangle because of track work. metro is operating shuttle buses through the area. soul singer solomon burke has died. he passed away yesterday at the airport in amsterdam from natural causes. he was 70 years old. we are looking at an unseasonably warm day today. upper 70s by noon. and highs in the mid-80s and then some changes. we will have the seven-day forecast when we return along with angie's look at photographic. stick around.
woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor. man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent. woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions. man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do. why not save on car insurance? [ coin drops ] [ high-pitched voice ] thanks. [ normal voice ] you're welcome. get a free quote at progressive.com. all right.
here's a look at traffic out of riverdale. live from the scene. southbound u.s. 1 a road block hire. looks like a truck parked in our spot conveniently. u.s. 1 closed at 410. a fatal accident investigation continues. use the bw parkway or 201. sorry about that. 270 southbound, we are clear to the beltway. little volume around germantown road breaking apart nicely. at the 14th street bridge, you are clear. transformer 3 is filming throughout the week be careful around the national mall and expect restricted parking and road closures. we couldn't have asked for a nicer columbus day. warm if not hot in spots today. mid to upper 80s to our west and southwest. tomorrow upper 70s with a chance of a shower. cooler by wednesday. perhaps rain developing on thursday but the weekend is looking pretty nice. the "early show" is next. they will have the latest on the trapped miners in chile and hear from tw