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thanks for joining us on this friday morning. how is the weekend shaping up, adam caskey? >> a great way to start our friday morning. it's going to be a great day. tomorrow is going to be pretty comfortable with high temperatures near 60. today and sunday will be a little cooler. its 38 at reagan national. 43 in annapolis and culpeper. 34 in frederick. a few neighborhoods are around the freezing mark. a lot of sunshine today with scattered clouds. high temperatures in the low to mid the 50's this afternoon. not far from average. now to breaking traffic. the baltimore washington parkway, a fatal crash last night southbound between 198 and 197. everything is moving now.
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traffic on 95 and route 1 quality alternates, but you don't need them. everything is clear southbound on the baltimore washington parkway. at 1:00 this morning two vehicles collided. one man is dead. more about what happened this morning. >> at 1:00 this morning a person had a disabled vehicles southbound no. of 197. another vehicle struck that vehicle and the person is dead. detectives are wrapping up the scene. this will be reopened shortly. >> the driver was out of his car. what was he doing? >> looks like he may have been
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outside the vehicle. this is early in the investigation. there was a bus on the media and, likely having swerved to avoid the crash scene. >> are there charges pending? is it too early? >> it is too ole. -- too early. >> thank you, sgt. back to you. >> thank you. 6:02. there's another student attack on campus in college park. >> it happened at the parking garage. students are speaking against this latest acts of violence. mike conneen has details. good morning. >> good morning. students at the university art outraged by this latest attack that happened on campus.
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some students say that they pay annually to park their cars at that five-story facility. it is generally very busy. students are surprised to learn of this attack. for the 11:45 wednesday night, a student artwork car and was headed to the dormitory when she was attacked. >> anything that happens is usually off campus. >> kreimer off the school grounds is fairly common lately, but news of a female student being attacked on campus has many upset. >> that bothers me because crime on campus is usually pretty low. >> police say the man followed her down the stairwell, just call from an emergencyh box. he grant.
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she was able to fight him off and call police. they stole her id. >> the bank on my door to find out if i heard anything. >> there are security cameras at the exits, but not at the stairwells. >> in the wee hours of the morning i'm in the garage and we would never expect that to happen. >> the victim was not injured. she's worried that a suspect has her school id and possibly access to campus. a similar attack happened at college park last month. police squad that suspect. students say that they want more security in the brush and generally on campus. reporting live in college park, mike conneen, abc 7 news. a fire at a northwest d.c. apartment building sent four people to the hospital. firefighters rescued people from their windows after the flames
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broke out last night on kennedy street. three people were treated for smoke inhalation. a firefighter suffered an ankle injury. there's nowhere on the cause of the blaze. learning about a body that was found in a box along american side this week. d.c. police say that 36-year- old jacobo vasquez was shot to death at a building on constitution avenue. his body was dumped on interstate 70. they are looking for marvin palencia of hyattsville. surveillance video shows him acting strangely on the day that the man disappeared. they were fighting over a woman. controversy continues to grow over the new security measures at airports. homeland security officials say that the pat-downs are getting results. ongoing intelligence about threats prompted the need for
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more thorough screening. >> if the question is do i understand the sensitivity, the answer is yes. if the question is whether i'm going to change the policy, i'm not. >> a congressman wants them to replace the tsa with private security guards. that is causing controversy because the company contributed to his campaign. the interim general manager at metro says the transit agency does not have the money to replace old escalators, so it will focus on day-to-day maintenance. and 40 escalators recently had their brakes replaced. president obama has arrived in portugal, but for stop on a european visit. the president will attend back- to-back summits with european allies. leaders will discuss trade and
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global security on the heels of recent terrorist threats. the house may be headed to a showdown on the future of the bush tax cuts. democrats will hold a hearing for votes after the thanksgiving on extending tax cuts for the middle-class and letting tax cuts of the expired. republicans want to extend all the tax cuts. they are set to expire at the end of this year. 6:07.'s 41 degrees, and eye-opening reported a distracted driving. >> and the journey to justice for chandra levy. the jury deliberations dragging into day three. >> a sneak peek at the weekend forecast first. >> a sneak peek at the weekend forecast first. we will be right back.
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when my husband got sick and couldn't work anymore, it was up to me to support our family. karri danner went back to school, to become a nurse. my education made all the difference but now some in washington want regulations restricting access to career colleges and universities, denying opportunity to millions of people like karri, letting government decide who can go to college. it's my education, and my job,.
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don't let washington get in the way.
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>> we are from potomac, maryland. >> good morning, washington. >> are you ready? >> you know what i do every day at this time. i have little attack/ what is the latest for the weekend? i came out to the studio and took a glance at alison starling and said i know what time it is, it is cheese time. >> i am a creature of habit. >> it is a healthy snacks. we do have scattered clouds. they are fading away as they
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push to the east. there's high pressure over us. stretching from canada to the gulf of mexico. to move overhead through the weekend, giving us fantastic weather. 38 in the district. 38 in olney. columbia is one degree from freezing. it is a cool start today. low to mid the 50's this afternoon with sunshine. if this weekend will be very pleasant with high-pressure, mostly sunny skies. near 50 degrees for the high temperatures tomorrow afternoon. a little cooler due to a weak cold front on sunday. if partly cloudy on sunday, low 50's. it will stay dry until the middle of next week. wednesday and thursday, a chance of showers. i had a bagel on the way.
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you do have time to stop for a snack if you take 95, maryland. the baltimore washington parkway has been reopened between 198 and 197. everything is gone. we wanted to get a glimpse of traffic across the american legion bridge. that's moving nicely in and out of tysons. newschopper 7 is going to a car fire southbound to 70 before montgomery village avenue. fully engulfed in flames. we hope to have that picture in the next report. back to you. >> thank you. we have a travel alert for people planning to leave town early for the thanksgiving holiday. transportation officials say drivers should expect major delays in both directions at newark toll plaza on 95. backrubs beginning as early as the tuesday before thanksgiving. you are urged to find alternate
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routes. avoided going there through the peak times. it's 40 degrees. 6:12. >> there's a reason to celebrate in the motor city. general motors is back in business. >> too busy behind the wheel, a disturbing new numbers about distracted driving in the d.c. region. >> the fate of the man accused of killing chandra levy is still in the hands of 12 jurors. i'm courtney robinson live from d.c. superior court boss: and now i'll turn it over to the gecko. gecko: ah, thank you, sir. as we all know, geico has been saving people money on rv, camper and trailer insurance... well as motorcycle insurance... gecko: oh...sorry, technical difficulties. boss: uh...what about this? gecko: what's this one do? gecko: um...maybe that one. ♪ dance music boss: ok, let's keep rolling. we're on motorcycle insurance.
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vo: take fifteen minutes to see how much you can save on motorcycle, rv, and camper insurance. >> we begin with breaking news. a stretch of the baltimore washington parkway is closed because of a deadly accident. that has reopened. a man was trying to push his
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broken-down car often botox between 198 and 197 when he felt. he was struck by another vehicle. the man was pronounced dead at the scene. a search is underway for the man to attack the students inside the university of maryland parking garage. if the students had just parked her vehicle and the suspect grabbed her. he has herself on and student i.d. all she got away from him. 27 - are missing in new zealand after an explosion at the country's largest coal mine. -- 27 miners. a buildup of gas may have contributed to the explosion. we are still waiting for the verdict in the chandra levy murder trial. the jury goes back to work this morning for a third day of deliberations. courtney robinson is live, superior court with the latest. >> good morning.
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three hours from now we will see a juror is headed back to d.c. superior court to continue deliberations. as to exactly where the deliberations are headed is anyone's guess. just which way are the jurors swaying in determining the fate of ingmar guandique. nine women and three men on the jury deliberating inside d.c. superior court. entering a third day of deliberations. it appears they are debating two theories. a jail does confession from him to of former cellmate, an inmate with much to gain. and the other from the defense, that there is overwhelming reasonable doubt and no forensic evidence linking him to the murder. no one knows the exact cause of death. prosecutors told jurors that they believed it was a slow death likely from starvation or dehydration. is there enough circumstantial evidence to convict, is the question.
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we saw the jurors as they came and went in the courthouse. they seem to be getting along. today three of deliberations will get underway at d.c. superior court. we are watching and waiting for the verdict. that could happen at any moment. live at d.c. superior court, courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >> if political pressure is mounting on a suspect in a prince george's county corruption scandal. a petition drive is under way to stop leslie johnson from taking a seat on the prince george's county council. another council member elect, mel franklin has urged johnson not to take the seat. new york congressman charlie rangel could be censured for violating ethics rules. thatommittee vacavilrecommended the full house censure and
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charlie rangel. the eu's official resources to raise money for college center, used official he resources. >> reading text messages is up 47% while driving. % of the people sitting obscene news stories of the dangers. 52% felt the need to respond to work related messages or phone calls. there is an automobile giant comeback. >> we begin with more homeowners paying their mortgages on time. the number of households behind on their mortgages fell to the lowest levels since the beginning of 2009. loan modifications have helped and a slightly improved economy.
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ben bernanke is firing back at critics of the move to boustany growth. -- to boost growth. shares of general motors jumped on their first day of trading. the stock finished the day up 3.6%. time warner cable will begin testing a new tv package to prevent customers from canceling their service. if it includes 50 channels and costs half as much as the current plan. that's your "money scope report." and anna vinita nair. >> time for traffic and weather. a nice weekend ahead. >> a quiet weather pattern over the next couple days. an active weather pattern will replace that by the middle of next week around the holiday. i am not saying it's going to be
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terrible conditions. maybe a mixture of showers and gusty wind maybe and possibly a much colder outbreak of cold air by the end of next week. it's 39 in sandy spring, 41 in centreville, 39 in oxon hill, 42 in manassas. the average high temperature at reagan national is 39 degrees today. it's 34 in oakton and brandywine. 36 in olney. 36 in quantico longer water. it was in the mid to upper 50's today. the average high is 56. we will be a few degrees under that today in the outlying areas. the record high is 77. quinn the 30's in most locations this morning. 34 in frederick. there were scattered clouds last night, especially if north of the metro area. the cloud cover is falling apart
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early this morning. we have high-pressure off to the west. that will slowly slide east, right over the metro area this weekend. if that will shield us from active whether and give us sunshine with comfortable temperatures. mostly sunny today, highs in the mid 50's, mid 50's downtown. low 50's again by sunday. mid 50's tomorrow. more active whether by the middle of next week. now to breaking traffic. there's a car fire. newschopper 7 is flying over a germantown, md., 270 before montgomery village avenue. white smoke is a good thing, that means they are putting out the flames. southbound. ,t's on the right side southbound before montgomery village avenue. traffic is getting by two to the left.
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delays began at father hurley boulevard out of germantown. we will have more from newschopper 7 in a little while. back to you. >> thank you. lots of problems in maryland this morning. 6:21, 40 degrees. >> a bid of the invasion at a local college campus. -- bed bug invasion. >> today on "oprah," her ultimate favorite things, in her farewell season, today at 4:00 on abc 7.
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captioned by the national captioning institute >> 6:25. george washington university is dealing with an infestation of bedbugs. >> the insects have been reported in six rooms across five residence halls on the northwest d.c. campus. the university is treating those rooms and the ones next to them. college dormitories provide the perfect environment for the bucks to broker -- the bugs to grow, >> there are items being mo aved in and out of and there is clutter usually. >> this is not the first time the school has been infested.
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the students are receiving mattress covers that will keep those insects out. yesterday afternoon i had the opportunity to have a wonderful visit with the women at fort myers with their military wives club. we had a fantastic conversation. they were so welcoming and nice. i thank them for their sacrifices and their service as well, on behalf of channel 7. it was a thrill to spend time with them. ladies, thanks for having me. >> it is 6:26. another half-hour works of good morning washington. >> wizards and witches takeover upper parts of washington. "harry potter" fans lined up for the midnight premier. >> the plain truth, more people complaining that they don't like new airline security
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measures. emily schmidt in washington. what they are doing about it, coming up. >> meteorologist adam caskey on this friday morning. >> meteorologist adam caskey on this friday morning. temperatures will be
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live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning. straight ahead, breaking news. a car fire snarls traffic on 270. lisa baden will have much more on that and several other issues. good morning, washington. welcome back. friday, november 19. i am alison starling. >> i am greta kreuz. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey has a check of the forecast. >> its going to be a pleasant weekend. good morning. it's friday. it is a little chilly outside.
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temperatures are near average for this time of year. mainly in the 30's. 34 in frederick, 41 at reagan national, 41 in annapolis. 37 in winchester. mostly sunny today, a few scattered clouds, high temperatures in the mid 50's this afternoon. in the 50's this weekend, near 60 by saturday. breaking traffic with lisa baden. 270 southbound before montgomery village avenue, the driver of a vehicle pulled over as far to the right as possible and flames were shooting from under a good. 00 the hood. southbound on 270 before montgomery village avenue. trappe is getting by two lanes to the left, delays before
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father rarely boulevard. if it was breaking news earlier this morning on the baltimore washington barretto it. it was the fatal crash between 198 and 197. the parkway has been reopened. now to pamela brown for the latest on the accident investigation. >> good morning. the scene has been cleared on the bw parkway southbound. traffic is moving now. this unfolded at around 1:00 this morning. u.s. park police say that a man driving down bw parkway southbound between 198 and 197 got out of his car after it apparently broke down. an oncoming car struck the vehicle and driver. he was dead on arrival. we don't have anymore information on that driver. there or other cars on the scene. investigators are in the process of investigating the drivers of those cars as defined above what they witnessed and what their
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possible involvement was an accident. there's a tour bus that had to swerve to miss the collision. the tour bus is stuck on a muddy median on the bw parkway. there were passengers on the tour bus. that is another situation police are trying to resolve. there's only one fatality, no other injuries to reports. the investigation is underway. back to you. >> thank you. i'm glad bw parkway is back open. our other top story, police are looking for a man who attacked the university of mmaryland student on the college park campus. >> at the mowatt lane garage, the man followed the victim down the stairs and grabbed her and pushed what appeared to be a gun into her back.
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she got a leg, lisa lerer id. former boxer keely thompson is accused of taking money from this on boxing organization for at risk youths. investigators say that he used the money for gambling and vacations. an off-duty federal officer named keith shepherd is charged with animal cruelty and firing a gun near homes. he shot and killed a siberian husky in august at a dog park. he says he acted in self defense to protect his wife and dog. president obama is in portugal for two days of meetings with european allies. he will discuss the afghan war and global security threats with nato leaders. he will have meetings with european union leaders as well. millions of people could soon see their unemployment benefits run out.
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the house failed to approve a bill that would extend jobless benefits for another three months. that bill was brought to the floor under fast-track rules that require a two-thirds vote. republicans opposed the measure because they could not attached spending cuts. >> and other developing story, for the tsa is standing by new and more exclusive security checks at airports. >> this is as americans prepare for the busy holiday travel season. emily schmidt tallon the latest developments on this. good morning. >> good morning. a couple days ago we were talking about this issue and people complaining about the new security measures. since then, the criticism has grown louder. the tsa has been trying to explain why this was done. the balance of privacy vs. security, tipping the wrong direction according to some.
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full body scanners rx at 60 airports. full body pat-downs ar at every airport. the tsa some of the measures are necessary for safety and they have modified some policies. if children under 12 will not get the intense pat-downs. opponents say it's not enough. one congressperson wascott the tsa fired. in california a district attorney says that he will prosecute anyone and appropriately touching a passenger during pat-downs. the tsa is responding to complaints with a page on its website because it wants to clear up the rumors, to get everyone on the same page, particularly before the busy travel season starts. emily schmidt reporting from northwest. back to you. >> thank you. 6:36, 40 degrees. >> still ahead, back to where it
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can't waiting for a verdict. we will have the latest in the chandra levy murder case, in a live report. >> does "harry potter" still have the magic's? i'm arch campbell with a the weekend movie guide, coming up. >> we will have
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welcome back, everybody.
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6:39. traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> let's check in with our meteorologist. doug is writing some notes. >> i have to have my notes. good morning. usually the high-school kids are in a good mood on fridays. regarding the weather, we are in good shape today and straight through the upcoming weekend. sunrise this morning at 6:55. that was one of my notes. it will be mostly sunny today. off to a chilly start. 37 in leesburg, 34 in berryville. 41 degrees in arlington, 34 degrees in la plata. high pressure building. high clouds at times.
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seven years will range in the low 50's. six or seven degrees cooler than yesterday. 51 in hagerstown this afternoon. mostly sunny skies today. low 50's. the weekend looks pretty good as well. a number of changes. that's by wednesday. we will highlight that, coming up. >> we would love for the guys to make an appearance. >> maybe we will let them do the weather monday. >> maryland's has problems this morning. >> it started at 1:00. the crash is gone. then things were heating up on 270 south bound with a car fire. we go to newschopper 7 flying over the cleanup of the, southbound before montgomery village avenue.
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for two lanes to the left getting by. delays begin before father hurley boulevard. that's a lot of traffic. >> thank you. 41 degrees on this early friday morning. 6:41. >> the rnc chairman is in the diocese. and sarah palin is back in the spotlight. we take a closer looks. >> just a few hours from now until we see the jurors go back to court to continue deliberations in the chandra levy murder trial. deliberations in the chandra levy murder trial. i'm courtney
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when i saw all the jobs disappearing, i knew i needed to find a better way to support my daughter. at age forty, greg flowers went back to school. i got a job as a computer applications engineer. but now some in washington want regulations restricting access to career colleges and universities, denying opportunity to millions of people like greg,
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letting government decide who can go to college. it's my education, my job, it should be my choice. don't let washington get in the way. tonight at 5 o'clock, why
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are so many people going to worship at other churches? in montgomery county there is a church that's become a melting pot across races and generations. the message that brings them together, tonight at 5:00. 6:45 on this friday morning. the baltimore washington parkway is back open after being closed several hours because of a deadly accident. u.s. park police say a driver had just gotten alex of a disabled vehicle near route 197 when he was struck in laurel. he was pronounced dead at the scene. police are searching for the man who attacked the students inside the university of maryland parking garage. the students had just parked the car wednesday night when grab by the suspect. she got a late, but he got herself on and student id. in new zealand two dozen miners are missing after an explosion at the country's
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largest mine. five workers managed to get ballot. it may have been caused by a gas buildup. back to work for the jury in the chandra levy murder trial. after 11 hours of deliberations spanning two days, still no verdict. courtney robinson is at d.c. superior court. >> good morning. any minute we could get diverted from the jury. they will begin deliberating today are around 9:30 this morning. 12 jurors will head back to work at d.c. superior court. it's impossible to know exactly what's going on in the real mccoy. we did see jurors yesterday. and they appear to be in good spirits as though they are getting along. the prosecution argues that ingmar guandique told a former cellmate that he killed chandra levy.
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and the defense says that there is no forensic evidence linking ingmar guandique to the murder. many are still awaiting the fate of ingmar guandique. i will be here all day and we will bring you the latest as we get it. throughout the day on our website,, the on-line abc 7 news -- online folkhome. sarah palin is going on a bookstore. >> good morning. >> she has been followed to their this week with interviews. she interviewed with barbara walters and she said she could potentially defeat of, if in 2012. people are asking if this is about a presidential run or is
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it about selling avoca? >> we don't know yet, but she is ubiquitous. she is everywhere. anything she does, whether it is a facebook message and then she tells barbara walters that she could defeat barack obama. any candidate would have to say that. is she a celebrity or a serious political candidate? >> and it's been interesting on dancing with the stars with her daughter competing. >> sarah palin weighs in on issues and supports candidates. when is this going to converge? >> michael steele, the republican national committee is looking at boosting him out.
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>> haley barbour, thinking about running for president says that we need a new chairman. they aren't worried about money and funding. they want to make sure all the wheels are running because they're going into a presidential year. >> david, have a good weekend. >> you too. >> were going back to the mcgil -- back to doug hill. >> everything is looking nice. a lot of kids will have a three- day school week. looks like the weather pattern could change and give us rain on wednesday and could hang around on thanksgiving.
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let's look at what's the average temperature. yesterday was 59 for the high temperature, 56 is average. to date we will be around 52 degrees. a couple miles from where i am there is a beautiful sunrise looking east across the bay. city41 degrees in the right now. kids can 32 degrees at dulles airports. mostly clear skies. there's all local tastes of a few areas of snow showers possible in upstate new york, mixing with rain. by sunday we will have cooler temperatures. in the meantime, sonny on this friday, mid 50's. in the thirties tonight. 59 tomorrow. somewhat cooler on sunday. it looks like a very nice weekend. so many people traveling.
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we need to pay special attention to the the "travel forecast" when we get to next wednesday. >> greta kreuz is going to meet all -- going to play paintball. >> what is the latest? maryland is a mess. >> out auglaize on 270 between clarksburg and montgomery village avenue -- southbound on 270. four lanes getting by. delays begin in clarksburg, md.. we go to arch campbell when we return in just a moment.
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good morning, washington. i'm arch campbell. the finale arrives in a grand style. a must-see cliffhanger for "harry potter" fans. he and his friends run for their lives in this series finale.
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it is pg-13 because many characters die. the movie reflects the novelty and has a cliffhanger ending. we will count the days until the series finish. four stars. >> your wanted for murder. >> she goes to jail for murder she did not commit and husband plans to break her. 0 stars. four stars for "harry potter and the deathly hallows" and 1 star for "127 hours." campbell, abc 7
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entertainment. >> he does not give a lot of zeros. a last look at traffic and weather every ten minutes. 70 southbound as big delays out of clarksburg. there's a car fire southbound on the right shoulder. all lanes are open on 270 at montgomery village avenue. the closer you get to gaithersburg, things will start to spread out. look at the traffic in the aftermath. >> a great weekend and the good friday. by deborah idris in the low to mid 50 today. a little warmer tomorrow. a lot of sunshine if this weekend. low 50's on sunday. debora zhoosh go up and down a little this weekend. relatively comfortable for november. the weather pattern listed by the middle of next week or around thanksgiving travel times. >> that does it for us.
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