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6:00 on this wednesday morning, september 15. >> time for traffic and weather. let's start with meteorologist adam caskey. cool temperatures to start the morning. >> a little cooler than yesterday. in the 50's almost everywhere. at reagan national, 64 degrees. that will drop a few more degrees. the sun does not rise until 6:49. it gets later and later every day. it takes longer to heat up. it is 53 in berryville. 82 this afternoon. low 80's. megan upper 70's in outlying suburbs. mostly sunny today. cloths increasing tomorrow.
showers possible tomorrow night. not a great chance of rain. 66 eastbound in manassas, there's traffic. between 5123 as well. -- between 50 and 123. 95 looks good in baltimore and richmond. a major upset in the race to be the district's next mayor. this morning it appears vincent gray will unseat adrian fenty. 90% increase since reporting, vincent gray has 53% of the vote. adrian fenty and conceded the race a few hours ago. >> we have live team coverage from both candidates headquarters. courtney robinson is following what is next for the fenty campaign, but we begin with pamela brown, following the man who will take the reins of the
nation's capital. >> he spoke to a crowd early this morning at the washington corridor tel. he says is focus moving for is to bring district residents together, unites them, and create one city. his focus will be on community engagement and collaboration. he emphasized that reforms will continue with him at the helm, but he said there will be changes. he hinted that the school chancellor's days are over. he wants someone who will orix "with" teachers and parents. >> we want to restore your trust in city government. by being fiscally responsible, by bringing back transparency, and sending a message that the days of pay to play politics are over in the district of columbia.
>> despite a couple of verbal jabs toward mayor fenty, vincent gray applauded him for its efforts for and for running a hard man spirited campaign. vincent gray said his focus is on his mayoral campaign and seven weeks until the general election in november. he asked his supporters to help conceal a final victory in november. he will talk about that at this hotel and noon today. pamela brown reporting. >> thanks. let's turn to courtney robinson for the emotional night of the current mayor and his supporters. >> good morning. mayor fenty has indeed will not run a right in -- write-in campaign or accept the nomination from the republican party in november. he fought hard to win reelection, but those efforts did not pay off. he pushed for voters to remember
that he would continue to push for school reform and lowering crime. one thing that hurts him was criticism that he had lost touch with district's voters, that's e had what some call an abrasive or arrogant attitude. he did call his opponent earlier this morning to concede, talking with him around 1:40 this morning. we are still waiting for some of these results. it seems he already knew his fate. >> all elections are different. if you go back all the elections i have been in, they've had their ups and ups and downs. this was no different. i always knew that we would not know how this race would shave about until we were standing here tonight. no one could have predicted this. it will be like that in all the future elections in involved in as well. >> it takes several law allows
for the results. fenty received 50,000 votes in the primary. that is compared with 59,004 vincent gray. courtney robinson reporting from northwest. abc 7 news. >> there were scary moments at mayor fenty's election headquarters last night. a fenty volunteer felt through a glass window. paramedics treated the man at the scene for minor injuries. primary day started with voting problems in d.c. >> the machine is not counting automatically like it was last year. >> mayoral candidate vincent gray was among those who have trouble voting. some polling places opened late because the workers could not get the touchscreen machines to work properly. elections were monitored at 14% of the precincts. it appears rushern baker and
will be the winner for prince george's county executive. he holds a wide margin against its closest competitor, mike jackson, the shares. baker told supporters he is ready to lead. >> prince george's county is ready to be first in education, first in job creation, first in opportunity, first in innovation, first in integrity, and first in public safety. >> baker went on to say it is time to make a good county great. former maryland gov. bob ehrlich won the chance to try to get his old job back. he defeated brian murphy in the republican primary. that sets him or for a rematch with incumbent gov. martin o'malley, who easily won the democratic primary. for complete election results, log on to tbd.com, the online home of abc 7 news.
the light turnout has election officials surprised. thousands of people cast their ballots before yesterday's primary. even taking that into consideration, turnout throughout our area was still very light. >> still ahead on wednesday, continuing coverage of tuesday's primary. we will talk about the power of the tea party. >> a college football first. heisman trophy winner reggie bush makes a dramatic decision about his heisman trophy. >> another check on traffic and weather every ten minutes, >> another check on traffic and weather every ten minutes, first.
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captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> only about 6:10 this wednesday morning. cumberland, 50 degrees, or fishing. cooler than yesterday. 52 degrees and warrenton. 55 in fredericksburg. in some locations we are 10 degrees cooler now than yesterday at this time. attorneys vowel, west virginia, 51. -- keyneysville. 82 degrees for the high temperature this afternoon. no big swings in the temperature expected anytime soon. 85 tomorrow with a slight chance
of showers tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. >> traffic is slowing down in virginia along 66 eastbound into manassas. 28 centreville. 50 to 123. nville rd.the garrison vow the baltimore washington parkway is quiet. 270 southbound approaching 109. quiet crowd on route 4 and route 5 in maryland. looks good on route for ander route 5. 270 approaching 109 on the screen. back to you. >> thank you. heisman trophy winner reggie bush is forfeiting his awards. he's giving back the trophy. the scandal over improper benefits when used with the university of southern california should not stand the dignity of the board, he says.
he was awarded the trophy in 2005. the n.c.a.a. determined he and his family received gifts from two marketing agencies. 61 degrees on this wednesday morning. >> coming up, toyota wants a judge to toss out in a lawsuit linked to acceleration problems. >> more bad news if you ride public transit in prince george's county. >> the tea party store is the political pot again. i am emily schmidt in washington. ♪ storyteller: hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon. then quickly fell back to earth, landing on the roof of a dutch colonial. luckily, geico recently helped the residents with homeowners insurance. they were able to get the roof repaired like new. they later sold the cow, because they had all become lactose intolerant.
the call came from a resident in the home. \ it's a possible domestic situation. we will bring you more as we get. primary coverage continues. the district will soon have a new mayor, it appears. council chair vincent gray defeated incumbent adrian fenty . with no republican contender, gray will likely be the city's next mayor. in maryland, bob ehrlich will face off against incumbent democratic gov. martin o'malley. each won his party's primary. in prince george's county, former delegate rushern baker and has declared victory in the democratic primary for county executive. tea party followers are celebrating a number of big victories this morning, from del britney no., candidates backed by the movement dealt a blow to
candidates backed by the republican establishment. emily schmitz has more from abc's. >> one of the nation's smallest states has one of the largest political upsets in the nation. >> no more politics as usual. . has wontine o'donnell four senate. she beat long term congressman and a political moderate my castle. with the backing of the tea party and sarah palin. >> thank you, gov. palin, for your endorsement. the republican leaders thought mike castle could get vice- president joe biden old seat and that mcdonnell could not. f she won, we would lose this seat. >> you put a woman and give her a choice of 53 athletes,
somebody got to be appealing to he carl paladino has defeated rk lazio. an international student has died. 26-year-old julie bachleitner of austria died yesterday. her friend was also hurt. the driver, 23-year-old adams was charged with assault and dui. there is a study that caused the 1,600 miles of toll lanes in our area. the report suggests adding close to the beltway, 66, 95, 270, and the bw parkway. the council will present the
report today to the d.c. transportation planning board. bus drivers in prince george's county will resume their strike today. the strike began on monday. the talks broke down yesterday over several issues including a care coverage. the company that operates the buses brought in replacement drivers. half of the bus routes had some service yesterday. metro is investigating a communications failure that happened after some escalators broke down. altria escalators at the wheaton station stop working monday evening. metro closed that station, but train end of stopping their and passengers allowed to get out. if mitchell is looking into why that happened. -- metro is investigating what happened. >> rob nelson now from abc. >> we begin your report with a victory for president obama. senate democrats cleared the way for a bill to create a $30
billion fund for small business loans, breaking a republican filibuster. the bill includes $12 million in tax breaks for businesses. toyota has filed papers in federal court to dismiss hundreds of lawsuits claiming sudden accelerations. the auto maker says the lawsuits failed to identify a defect in its vehicles. discounts and tax-free shopping days boosted retail sales last month. if stores had their biggest gains in five months, easing fears of a double-dip recession. sitting in khost could soon get a little uncomfortable. this seat is designed to put more passengers on the plane. just 23 inches of legroom compared to an average of 32 inches by now. that is your "money scope report." i am rob nelson. >> are you supposed to lead forecourts? that looks terrible -- are you supposed to lean forward?
at least the weather is comfortable. >> fully open your windows this morning. enjoy the fresh air moving in today. it is comfortable outside this morning. refreshing. at 10 degrees cooler than yesterday morning in some spots. in the 50's generally. let's look at the storm scan. in the tropics we have three storms. two category 4 hurricanes. abdel nur right is julia, category 4 sustained winds of 135 miles an hour. and tropical storm karl is a big rainmaker in belize and parts of the yucatan peninsula.
it could develop into a hurricane later this week. none of these systems is expected to affect the united states. let's go to the graphics and talk about yesterday. 80 for the high temperature at reagan national, a few degrees above average. if the record today is 97. we are starting in the 50's almost everywhere. 57 in la plata. 52 in cumberland. 54 in late. 52 in frederick. reagan national, 63. always warmer downtown and the outlying areas. let's look at the satellite and radar composite. accused on system developing up to the north. a few showers associated with that. not much moisture. it will push our way through tomorrow. that will increase the clouds and give us a slight chance of showers late tomorrow. we need some showers, but not happening today. low 80's.
35% chance of rain tomorrow night. sonny on friday. 85 is the highest we will get. the coolest is 80. we're going to take you to traffic along the beltway. greenbelt, college park, into silver spring. to a study to increase volume at new hampshire ave. that underpass is new hampshire avenue toward delphi. 395 north bound, left side of the screen is northbound leaving the beltway toward the pentagon. that looks great at edsall road. back to you. >> thank you. wednesday morning, 50 degrees. >> an item that is in just about everyone medicine cabinet, but the government is considering whether it should be harder to purchase. we will explain. >> in 1987 and west virginia
if this is taking place along the 8600 block of richborogh rd . in forestville. a resident david allen and made the call. it is a possible domestic situation. continue falling this. about the flu.ws the leading medical groups say that pregnant women need to get a flu shot even though there is no swine flu pandemic currently. they say any kind of flu is risky during pregnancy. there are urging doctors to explain the importance of vaccinations to pregnant women. if concerns remain about costs of present abuse despite a decision. >> the panel voted that to require a prescription would be burdensome. teen-agers land in emergency rooms after abusing over-the- counter cough suppressants. one doctor says teenagers often take up to 30 times the
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like mayor adrian fenty is out of a job. good morning, washington. it is wednesday, september 15. >> i'm alison starling, we are so by your joining us. we have live team coverage of this major upset in a moment, but let's begin as always with traffic and weather, every 10 minutes. at this year with a beautiful morning to tell us about, great day to open the windows and enjoy the fresh air. >> noticeably quote cool this morning that we have had. it is going to be another nice day. i have to be honest -- it is ok to an extent. >> it is good, especially when the temperatures are so nice. >> we could really use some showers, and i could use a change of pace in the weather center. a slight chance of showers late tomorrow and tomorrow night. only about a 30% to 40% chance.
very minor accumulations. arlington, 61. hagerstown, 54. hyattsville, 59. tomorrow a little bit warmer, 85 with a slight chance of showers. otherwise, try again with the extended forecast. it does not look like we will have much relief very soon. >> after chain bridge but before minnesota avenue, there is a stalled car blocking one lane. i will take you live in to maryland. a crash reported outer loop after new hampshire avenue. looks like we are moving well at new hampshire avenue here. the next camera between new hampshire avenue and university boulevard -- the headlights just passed that crash. more in a moment. it is a new day in the district of columbia. multiple sources are calling
the race for mayor for vincent gray. the council chair leads with 53% of that vote. incumbent mayor adrian fenty ended his reelection fight around 3:00 this morning. >> live team coverage from both campaigns. courtney robinson will have more from the fenty camp. at begin with pamela brown the great campaign. >> good morning. supporters of dancing gray were here at the washington court hotel until the early morning hours, celebrating his win. in his speech, this in great said -- vincent gray says this election outcome brings a strong message of engagement from city leaders. >> we want to restore your trust in city government by being fiscally responsible, by bringing back transparency and send a message that today's
playing politics is over in the district of columbia. >> in his speech, gray says he wants to restore integrity back to the mayor's office, and he also says the big focus is uniting d.c. residents, as he puts it, creating one city. he also seemingly sideswiped the schools chancellor, emphasizing -- as for police chief munier, gray did not speak directly to that, he said that he wants more community policing. the police chief is a very popular figure here in d.c., with an 80% approval rating, so it is unlikely he will replace him. looking ahead, gray says his focus is on his mayoral campaign, leading up to the general election in november. he asked his supporters to help him carry through so that he could steal a final victory. he will talk about the next step
at the washington court hotel at noon today. scott and allison, back to you. >> changes on the horizon, pamela. courtney robinson is live from fenty headquarters, and this has come as a major shock to the young mayor. >> it does, and it is a disappointing day for the incumbent mayor fenty and his supporters. they fought very hard to win this re-election. fenty was out yesterday reminding voters that he would continue to push for school reform at lowering street crime as well as streamlining somcity services. but all those efforts did not pay off. one thing that hurt the incumbent mayor is criticism from individual saying that he has an abrasive, even arrogant attitude that had lost touch with district voters. all of that being said, the mayor remained positive, still out campaigning hard, asking voters to support him. but around 2:00 this morning, we did finally hear some of the results coming in from the board
of elections reporting that fenty received about 50,000 votes. his opponent, a council chair is in gray, receiving 559,000- plus votes. he called his opponent to concede. >> all elections are different. if you go back to all the elections i have been in, they have twists and turns, ups and downs, and this was different. i always knew that we would not know how the race would shake out until we were standing here tonight. no one could have predicted this, and it will be like that in all of the future elections any of us will be involved in as well. >> looking to the general election, whether we will see mayor fenty in that, he says he will not run in a writing campaign or accept the gop nomination.
>> another big race in the sea was the battle to succeed vincent gray. kwame brownon a defeated vincent orange. now the battle for maryland where bob ehrlich is trying to get his old job back. he defeated murphy in the republican primary, sending him up for a rematch with martin o'malley. senator barbara mikulski defeated six challengers for a fifth term in the u.s. and appeared she will face republican in november. she is the longest serving female senator. stay with abc 7 news for continuing coverage of all our local races. a little bit later, why the third time could be the charm for one democrat in the prince
george's county executive race. voters in six other states went to the polls yesterday, pending key victories to the tea party movement. politicianser need to go for a while and we need fresh people. >> the biggest upset was in delaware were christine o'donnell beat mike castle to win the republican senate nomination. in new york, carl paladino de rick lazio to win the gubernatorial nomination. and a tea party surge made the senate race in new hampshire too close to call. 4 million more republicans than democrats voted in this year's primaries. it is 6:37 now on a wednesday, and still ahead on "good morning washington" -- r they stretching their 15 minutes? new details about the infamous white house crashing party couple.
morning. meteorologist at caskey at the ball for furniture weather center. a little bit cooler and what we had yesterday. it feels good outside. here is a great look at the day. you can see the sun just about to pop up over the horizon on the left side of your screen. mostly sunny locally as well. 63 degrees. the official sunrise is in eight minutes. rockville at 60, leesburg, 55. hunting town, cooler at 52. 25 to 30 for the morning temperatures, increasing clouds throughout the day tomorrow, laid a shower spirit at 6:41, lisa, how is the traffic? >> i'm kind of nervous because of a possible water main break south of randolph road. let's go to news chopper 7 flying in that area. we have a stalled vehicle on the outer loop of the belt way close
to new hampshire avenue. it looks like it is after new hampshire but before university boulevard and in the second lane from the right, indeed. after this there is supposed the crash before university boulevard on the left side. so leading beltsville on southbound 95 or out of greenbelt and college park, you have two challenges on your way to holy cross hospital on the beltway. a new book contains some bombshell revelations about the white house party crashers. in the book, cirque du salahi, it is revealed that she has multiple sclerosis and has been keeping secret for years. >> that is sort of a clever title.
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6:45 is your time on this wednesday, and our primary coverage continues. d.c. voters ousted mayor adrian fenty 90% of precincts reporting. council chairman vincent gray defeated fenty 53% to 46%. with no republican contender in november, gray's victory almost guarantees he will beat dc's next mayor. meanwhile, a good night for the tea party movement, winning back-to-back victories in delaware and new york, and a tea party surge has made the new hampshire senate race too close
to call. the third time could be the rashern baker.sure and ba brianne carter joins us with what is next. >> good morning. baker will likely be the next county executive here in prince george's county. he did not declare victory, but he did say he is ready to lead. >> i think the people have spoken. >> with a strong lead against his opponent, baker says he is ready for to move prince george's county forward. >> prince george's, it is time to make a good county great. >> the former state delegate who ran for county executive twice in the past said the people of the county have spoken loud and clear. >> prince george's county is ready to be first in education, first in job creation, first in
opportunity, first in innovation, first in integrity, and first in public safety. >> the numbers show baker holds the lead against all four opponents, including his chief rival, michael jackson, the county sheriff for the past eight years. jackson has not conceded in this race. a spokesperson for his race says the race is not over. we expect to hear from rashern baker at 11:00 this morning. it is 6:47. in today's politico minute, the tea party flexes muscle in the latest round of primaries. dy barr joins us now. you were saying some of the results are not even surprising. >> the primary in delaware werws totally off the charts.
57,000 turned out. she is someone who the whole national party is just scratching their head going, what the heck happened? last night someone said i have met her and i am not impressed. she has a strange background. >> christine o'donnell. >> right. she has no savings account, no job, no investments. she -- we are all sitting here trying to figure out how this happened. >> and she was endorsed by sarah palin. meanwhile, her opponent -- he is not just a no name. he has not lost an election since the 1960's or something. >> he is a former governor, a nine-term congressman. we have seen sarah palin weigh in in a few races where it will be closed and she might have -- this is something where it seems
like her brand was able to propel o'donnell across the finish line, because other than that she has nothing else to point to. >> what does this mean for november? >> first what it means is it looks like democrats have a much better chance now for holding and retaining the majorities in the senate. before republicans were looking at eight or nine seats to pick up. now they're looking at seven or eight. this is extremely bad news for them. in terms of what it means going forward, how the tea party candidates, how far they can go. it seems like they have a ceiling of where they can hit. we're seeing sharon ankle in nevada and others tapping out -- sharon angle in nevada and others topping out. >> thank you very much. traffic and weather every 10 minutes. adam caskey, how are things shaping up this wednesday morning? >> another beautiful day, scott. a fantastic day, refreshing this morning with temperatures down
to 50. walk, jog, bike ride. it is perfect, perfect running weather with temperatures in the 50's. this is the beautiful sun rise over the day, just gorgeous, and we will stay with these camera shots while we have done because we are losing about two minutes of daylight every day. you can see the sun popping up on the horizon over your screen. currently at reagan national, checking in at 63 with mostly clear skies. the humidity levels, and we typically see that in september, which is right now, with the cold front we had yesterday. let played at, 59, manassas, 58. clarksburg, warmer at 52. martinsburg, 59. yesterday, 84 was the high temperature at reagan national. a little bit cooler in the surrounding areas. the average high was 80 degrees. we will not be too far from where we were yesterday. a few clouds and showers in the
upper midwest. there may be a storm system growing up there, sliding east word, increasing our cloud cover for tomorrow, giving us the slight chance of showers, late tomorrow and early friday. only about a 40% chance. unfortunately, no relief for the drought conditions anytime soon. with 80's tomorrow. warmer with increasing clouds and light day showers possible. now let's go back to lisa. >> we are talking about virginia, adam caskey, because a whole lot of traffic awaits you. 66 from manassas to settle, slowing past 123. dale city getting into new internet id 5, slowing. seminary rd., to a good 70, leading father bullies -- father hurley boulevard, a double when ammy. the stalled car before new
gray headquarters in northwest d.c. >> good morning, alison. vincent gray says he is ready to take the city in a different direction. >> thank you, district of columbia. >> even before mayor fenty officially conceded, vincent gray declared victory before 2:00 this morning in front of an ecstatic crowd ready for the city to take a new direction. >> the people of the district send a message loud and clear that they want to bring character, integrity, and leadership back to the mayor's office. >> community engagement and collaboration are two things that gray says he will be focused on in the future. he says his hope is to create one city, bringing in other leaders who want to engage, schoolsly sideswiping chancellor michelle rhee. >> it will be done in a holistic empowereda strong, and howa
chancellor who works with leaders. >> he also asked the crowd to applaud fenty's efforts. >> i want to congratulate mayor fenty for running a hard and spirited campaign. >> at noon today, vincent gray will be holding a press conference here at the washington corp. hotel. it will be talking about the next steps in his mayoral campaign leading up to the general election in november. >> thank you very much. time for a last look at traffic and weather. lisa baden, we start with you. >> a stalled vehicle relocated to the shoulder of new hampshire avenue. watch for delays out of laurel and out of greenbelt into college park and silver spring. looks like a fire truck has arrived at an accident before university boulevard. at them? >> a lot of sunshine today. we are in the 50's. everywhere except for downtown, where it is lower 60's.
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