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>> expects new developments today in the child sex abuse scandal at penn state. opening statements scheduled to begin in the trial against jerry sandusky. >> trouble for the u.s. secretary of commerce. he is been cited for felony hit and run. >> there's a new jewelry line made of hair. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. glad to be with you on this monday, june 11. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. we will start with lisa baden. >> we are off to a good start. particularly around the beltway, giving you the green light. all 66 miles running in our favor. overnight construction has been put to bed. looks good in and out. of the
out now let's go to the weather with adam caskey. >> it's going to get active tonight and tomorrow. very soggy conditions later tonight and through tuesday. not bad today, 70 in hagerstown 64 in gaithersburg. we reached 92 yesterday at reagan national. it will not be as high today. you will feel the humidity in the air. 88 at 3:00 p.m. with variable cloud cover. more clouds to the west of washington. that is also where we will seek undershorts develop west of the metro later this afternoon and evening. areas of rain tonight and a little heavy at times off and on through the day tomorrow. >> starting with a developing story this morning. authorities investigating a series of traffic collisions involving u.s. secretary of commerce and john bryison.
>> it was driving on saturday when he rear end of vehicle as it was waiting for a train to pass. he stopped to talk to the three men inside the buick and left the location and hit the buick a second time. he continued to drive his car and crashed into a second vehicle. he was found alone in his car and was cited for felony hit and run. drugs and alcohol don't appear to play a role. he was not brought to jail because he had been admitted to the hospital. we will bring updates as. we get as >> the child sex abuse case continues. opening statements will begin this morning in the trial against former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. brianne carter is in the newsroom with a preview. good morning. >> in a matter of hours, the jury of seven women and five men will begin listening to opening statements in jerry sandusky's triumph as the prosecution and
defense laid out their case. we could learn new details in this highly publicized case. former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky will head back troops a pennsylvania court house this morning as opening statements get underway in the 68-year- old's trial. is accused of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period allegations he denies. >> the allegations are false. i did not do those things. >> half of the jury have ties to penn state, including a, includingwho senior student who works in the athletic department. another woman is married to a man with ties to mike mcqueary, the person who witnessed sandusky abusing a boy in the shower. >> this is not done. when you choose a jury, you try to make sure there are no ties. >> dusandusky met his
alleged victims through the second mile, the charity that he founded for. disadvantaged for more than 100 witnesses could be called in the case. a spokesperson for the widow and son of legendary football coach joe paterno said that he does not believe they are expected to take the stand. the trial is expected to last several weeks. brianne carter reporting. >> a man accused of ram and a gasoline-laced suv into a building in d.c. is expected in court today -- ramming an suv. john gonzalez has more details. >> 32-year-old charles ball charged with alsoarson and
assault with intent to kill. he already has a long criminal record. when this red jeep doused with gasoline ended up smashed into a building just four blocks from the white house, it was no accident. >> it looks like he drove into the building intentionally. >> police believed the 32-year- old got out and try to ignite the jeep with a lighter. no one other than him was hurt. >> i thought, why would he do that? >> he has been arrested in the past for fraud, assault, theft, drug charges, and third degree sex offense. his neighbors in new market maryland say markethe and his girlfriend had a rocky relationship. she filed a restraining order just hours before the vehicle was used as a potentially deadly weapon. >> i hope that he goes away for a long time, because he is disturbed. i hope never comes back to this neighborhood. >> it is a miracle no one else was injured inside the 12-story
building during the crash. it houses a number of restaurants and stores. this happened around 7:35 tonight. the jeep was reported stolen earlier that day. john gonzalez reporting, abc 7 news. >> the university of virginia's first female president is leaving after two years on the job. >> dr. teresa sullivan is resigning on august 15 because of philosophical differences with the school's board of visitors. the board says it will hire an interim president while it searches for a permanent replacement. >> the european financial crisis, and rescue for spanish banks, providing temporary relief. spain as finance ministers from the 17 countries that use the euro for money to rescue its banks. they have been crushed under the weight of bad real-estate loans. the ministers responded by offering to $125 billion in loans that the spanish government could funnel to the
banks. the world airline industry posted profits will be cut this year, could be wiped out if you'r -- if euroope plunges into recession. 1% drop in airline revenue would mean a $3 billion loss. >> we're looking at 57 degrees this morning in rockville. >> good news for drivers as gas prices continue to fall. we will look at the latest average prices. >> residents in the florida panhandle of spent their weekends salvaging what is left from heavy flooding. we have details on how much rain they received. >> first another check on
>> it's monday, june 11. welcome. thanks for joining us. i have a crash on 95 coming out of fredericksburg to get up to the quantico marine base. this happened near triangle. it is blocking the left lane. add yourself some extra time leaving garrissonville road headed to springfield. upstream and is a live picture
in springfield, quiet. looks good across the wilson bridge in alexandria and oxon hill. now to adam caskey in the weather center. >> we have clear skies outside on this monday morning. you will notice the humidity. here's washington in the center of your screen. off to our west is where we have clouds developing and a few areas of rain coming together? in parts of kentucky, and ohio. that will shift our way throughout the day. anticipated rainfall west of washington ilan the blue ridge shenandoah valley, of potomac highlands later this afternoon and evening. tonight in the metro area, widespread rain. could be heavy at times through the day tomorrow. variable clouds today with a good amount of sunshine locally and east of the metro area. 88 degrees for the high temperature. >> the prize at the pump keeps falling.
gas prices have dropped 15 cents over the past three weeks. the national average for regular is $3.52 a gallon. and home, up $3.61 in d.c., $3.45 in maryland, $3.32 in virginia >> . moving down little by little. >> looking at 56 degrees this morning in waldorf. >> we will talk about twitter's first commercial. >> ♪ i've got a crush on obama ♪ >> sfx: sounds of marchching band and crowd cheering sfx: soundof marching band and crowd cheering so, i'm walking down the street, x: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering st you know walking, x: sounds of marching band and crowd chring d i found myself in the middle of this parade honoring america's troops. which is actually quite fitting because geico has been serving e military for over 75 years. aawh no, look, i know this is about the troops and not about me. right, but i don't look like that. who can i write a letter to about this?
we have an update. this is on the woman who professed her love for president obama during his 2008 campaign and got your message out to the world with an online video. >> in case you have forgotten let's refresh your memory. >> ♪ i've got a crush on obama ♪ >> amber lee ettinger put out the video showing her support. but now she says she has lost her support for the president. >> she is not as excited as she was before. she is not saying she does not support the president just that she is not revealing whether she will back him. she says she's not putting out another video. >> when pressed as to who she would vote for, she suggested that normal she takes out your
video camera to find camerawho they will vote for. >> we have heard of designers pushing the envelope with fashion. is is another example. a look at this. this is a necklace. if you look closely, these intricate designs are made of hair from the bathroom floor. it is sustainable. its green is green. >> i am not into it. but you have to push the envelope with fashion. >> this is like a project runway, but not wearable out and about. but that's coming from the u.k. >> you can get the matching earrings. >> there is a supply. >> a lot of resources out there.
>> it is 5:16. twitter is after racing fans. >> here's abc's rob nelson. >> all eyes on apple today. we should hear about a new mobile operating system and updates to abel's line at today's developer ands conference -- apple's line. twitter ran its first tv commercial during a nascar event. it is aimed at showing companies that twitter can be used as an advertising medium. facebook's user growth rate is slowing sharply. april's numbers are the lowest in four years. facebook has more than 70% of internet users in the u.s. and they spend more time there than on any other website. it is still important for announcing lifestyle changes. nearly half of brides would show
their facebook status on facebook. >> the the stuff about the weather. i was enjoying the weather, but it did get to the point where i was like, this is very hot. >> it got to that yesterday, a few hours during the afternoon. we will be cooling down and the humidity will move out of town by wednesday. it will get damp especially tonight and tomorrow. there's a nice look at the monuments downtown. the tidal basin the potomac roosevelt bridge and roosevelt island. 73 now at reagan national. a little cooler in the outlying areas. 61 in winchester, 63 in cumberland.
66 in hagerstown, 70 in lexington park. you will notice the humidity today. that will change especially by wednesday. the district is on the right side of your screen. we don't have much in terms of cloud cover. off to the west, clouds gets thicker. if especially in west virginia, kentucky, ohio. there's a cold front causing widespread showers and storms in the midwest. all of this energy is organizing and pushing towards washington. that will give us rainfall tonight and tomorrow which will be heavy at times. in terms of predicting rainfall totals, it should be a good sopo -- soaker. close to average around the beltway, but there could be localized areas of heavier rainfall within the downpours. it depends on where the downpours end up occurring. we could see maybe an inch and a half in a few isolated locations, especially west of
washington. maybe over an inch in western maryland paribas from tonight all the way through the day tomorrow. 88 degrees today for the high temperature with variable clouds. off and on areas of rain tonight and tomorrow. mid 80's tomorrow. clearing out wednesday with lower humidity. harper seven these by thursday. >> northbound 95 in virginia there's a crash in triangle blocking one lane. allow yourself extra time if through dumphries. accident in triangle. there was a crash on the virginia side of the 14th street bridge. southbound 395 traffic looks beautiful near crystal city. no worries on 66. newschopper 7 in a little while. now to news. >> 66 degrees right now in riverdale. >> how the nationals swept away
before this weekend, they had never won a game at fenway park in boston. >> it is a new century. sunday's game was tied in the ninth inning. roger bernadina driving in bryce harper for the go-ahead run. then picking up the say. the nationals win 4-3, continuing the three-game sweep in beantown. the only other team to sweep boston and home this year, the orioles. matt had the game-winning run in the 10th inning. the victory marks a franchise record ninth straight win in an extra inning. doing well. >> the nba finals begin tomorrow night with a matchup that many neutral observers were hoping for. miami and oklahoma city. lebron james, dwyane wade, and chris bosh starring.
each team comes into the final with something to prove. >> need to move the ball well, it to shoot very well. it's a good team. >> for me, i just go out and play at a high level and do whatever it takes for us to win. >> catch the nba finals on abc 7. game 1 is tomorrow night at 9:00. the oklahoma city thunder hosting the miami heat. >> i think there's going to be a lot of scoring going on. it is 66 degrees in waldorf. the news continues at 5:30. >> the latest in the child sex abuse scandal at penn state. opening statements begin today in the trial of former assistant coach jerry sandusky. we will have a preview. >> depose a popular u street
>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, expect the new information to emerge today in the child sex abuse scandal at penn state. in just a few hours opening statements begin in the trial of former assistant coach jerry sandusky. good morning, washington. it's monday, june 11. glad your waking up with us. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. we start with traffic and weather every ten minutes.
adam caskey, good morning. >> it's a beautiful morning. this camera overlooks the potomac and the tidal basin and the national mall. look at the nice color in the sky early this morning with high, thin clouds. 59 in west virginia in inwood. 64 in la plata and huntingtown. 70 degrees in arlington. you will notice the humidity. partly cloudy skies. more clouds west of the metro with thundershowers developing later today. widespread rainfall tonight through tomorrow. >> hearing about an accident on 95 virginia northbound at triangle causing delays leaving garrissonville wrote to get up to the marine base. the crash is blocking one lane. nothing on 66. looks good upstream on 395 between the beltway and the 14th street bridge. in springfield northbound traffic on the left on 95.
looks good in and out of the beltway. no worries at university boulevard. back inside. >> we will start with the child sex abuse scandal at penn state. opening statements begin in the trial of former assistant coach jerry sandusky. we're learning more about the jurors who will decide his fate. brianne carter explains. let's opening statements in the trial are expected to get under way in a matter of hours. we could learn new details as his lawyers and the prosecution laid out their case. sandusky is accused of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 10-year -- over a 15-year period. he met the alleged victims at a charity that he founded for disadvantaged children. the jury is made up of seven women and five men. many of them have ties to penn state. among the 12, a senior student who works at the university athletic department.
and a professor. another juror's husband has ties to former assistant coach mike mcqueary's father. mike mcqueary is the one who allegedly saw sandusky abusing a boy in the shower. more than 100 witnesses could be called. a spokesman for the widow and son of joe paterno says the two are not expected to take the stand. we are expecting this trial to last about three weeks. reporting live, brianne carter,. abc, >> a former manassas teacher's assistant accused of sexually abusing students is expected to plead guilty to some of the charges against him today. stefon christian turned himself in after a former student said that he was abused at baldwin
elementary school. more victims came forward after he was arrested. >> bharat patel had opened the dunkin' donuts franchise last week in reston. police found his body early saturday morning and this apartment complex. earlier, someone had called 911 to report a fight. officers found the body lying in bush's neighbors. are stunned. >> it is too close to home. i just signed a new lease and wish i had not now. i don't know. the world is going crazy. >> police released a composite sketch of a man they believe is responsible for the death. if you have the information, call fairfax county police. >> a traffic alert in northwest washington. in less than two hours work will begin to overhaul u street between ninth street and 14th street. jummy olabanji is live in the
area with details on this extensive project. it is in the works? >> this project is one to take about a year. during this time, ddot officials will rehab the streets, including lights, sidewalks, and the landscape around this area. that could mean some traffic problems for those driving and walking along the u street corridor. officials say the construction will start at 7:00 in the morning and last until 7:00 tonight monday through saturday, witbut there could be were done on sundays as well. there are many businesses in this area that are worried the traffic with construction will impact their business. ddot officials say they're hoping that will not happen. they say the construction will take place block by block and they will not go on to the next block until the construction is completed on the previous block. there will be parking spaces
that will not be able to be used as well as only one lane going in each direction. you may want to find another way around this area as the construction is not to be completed until the spring of next year. reporting live from northwest jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. >> that will be nice. 5:35 is the time, 66 degrees in riverdale. >> we're learning more about the man accused of intentionally slamming and suv into a building last week. a look at his rap sheet. >> prince philip is recovering from a bladder infection. how he spent his 91st birthday. >> led said outside and look at the white house and washington monument. a nice
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beautiful sunrise. take another look farther to the west. temperatures, 73 districts, 64 leesburg, 66 in hagerstown. 61 in cumberland. 88 this afternoon. not as hot as yesterday. it was 92 yesterday. variable clouds and a few late- day and the showers developing mainly west of washington. later today, shenandoah valley, potomac highlands, the blue ridge, you could get a few thundershowers. tonight through tomorrow, rain off and on across the board with localized downpours embedded within the range. there could be heavy rain at times tonight through tomorrow. tuesday will not be good for outdoors. clearing wednesday. upper 70's possible by thursday. that's it for the forecast. any problems? >> not on the greenway or the dulles toll road. they did a lot of work overnight. everything is gone now. looks good on the connector.
normal travel times on 66. nothing cumbersome between centreville and the beltway. pretty good along 270 between father hurley boulevard and 495. this is a picture of the beltway at university boulevard, running at speed. northbound 95 out of stafford and garrissonville road and aquia harbor, if there's a collision upstream. northbound 95 in triangle at 619, blocking the left lane. back to you. >> thank you. a man accused of ramming his grandson's gasoline-laced suv into a building in downtown washington will be in court today. >> 32-year-old charles ball of new market. court records show that same day his girlfriend filed a restraining order against him. >> the preliminary information he drove into the building intentionally. >> i cannot believe that. i thought, why would he do that.
>> after he hit the building, he got out and tried to ignite the jeep with a lighter. he faces arson and assault to kill charges. and online surged shows that he had a troubled past with arrest for fraud assault theft drug charges, and third degree sex assault. experts william county police say lori shipe has been charged with dui i. was driving alexa's that ran a red light and crashed into a ford focus. the ford focus hit a volkswagen. the driver of the focus was critically injured. a passenger and a dog in the volkswagen died. >> 62 degrees in leesburg. >> we're hearing from the megachurch pastor accused of attacking his teenage daughter. what? -- what creflo
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>> monday morning. here's what's coming up at 6:00. we will be live in fairfax with a look at how teachers are being recognized for bringing cutting edge technology to their classrooms. >> another high school is catching need for having a misspelled word on students' diplomas. >> madonna intentionally have flashed concertgoers. now she's in trouble with a political leader in france. of stories and more coming up at 6:00. -- those stories. >> hosni mubarak's help is taking a turn for the worst. the egyptian deposed leader is living on liquids. and liquids
he failed to stop the killing of protesters during the 2011 protests that led to his ouster. prince philip of britain is doing better after five days in hospital for a bladder infection. he was released saturday and spent yesterday at windsor castle quietly celebrating his 91st birthday. became ill in the midst of the diamond jubilee celebrations marking his wife's 60 years on the throne. >> police are searching for the gunman responsible for a deadly shooting near auburn university in alabama. teresadesmonte leonard opened fire during a fight at a pool party. three people died including two former auburn university football players. others were wounded, including a current player. >> it started from a female. it did not have anything to do with us. we were trying to get away from
the trouble and ended up in our face. >> police have charged leonard with capital murder. authorities are looking for two people who may have helped him get away. new revelations about the estranged wife of robert kennedy's jr., who guilders off last month at her family home in bedford, new york. there's a confidential affidavit filed last june in a divorce case. he husband asked the court to stop her from physically attacking him, stealing his possessions, and showing up uninvited on trips they took after they separated. the accused her of abusing his children from an earlier marriage, as well. >>a megachurch pastor accused of abusing his teenage daughter denies the allegations. creflo dollar was charged with choking and punching the 15- year-old. he addressed his congregations on. sunday on
>> a family conversation with our young his daughter got emotional. she was not shchoked or punched. >> he has been charged with battery and cruelty against a child. he calls it exaggeration and sensationalism. >> a grim situation out west where a quarter million acres are burning through dry mountain territory across colorado and new mexico. >> neither firestorm is close to being under control. rob nelson has the latest. >> firefighters in colorado are desperately trying to slow a fast-moving wildfire the of burning out of control and is expected to get even worse today. hundreds of people have been evacuated with many spending the night in shelters. >> this is the largest displacement of homeowners that we have had in recent history in lambert county. >> some residents were initially told that their homes were safe, but then had to leave in a
hurry. >> we had them running up and down the road and knocking on doors to make sure people were getting out. >> many are worried about what they will find when they return. >> just watching and bring that are hostas not go up in smoke -- house does not go up in smoke. >> the windy weather is not helping. >> in the southeast, along the gulf coast from florida to alabama, residents are dealing with record rainfall. many were stranded by the floodwaters. but there were trying to get people out from the back of the apartment complex. >> while some lost their belongings. everything got washed away. >> the flooding caused a jail near pensacola to lose power, forcing officials to consider whether anyone is eligible for early release for in order to reduce the prison population. rob nelson, abc news, new york.
>> daily deals site groupon wants to name your newborn baby. >> united healthcare has a big announcement today. linda bell, you have some explaining to do. >> let's talk about that we're name in a moment. first, whether or not president obama's health care law is overturned by the supreme court, united will continue to offer coverage to young adults. the exception is those involving people with pre-existing illnesses. customers can keep children on their plans until age 26 and get free preventive care without facing a lifetime benefit limits. not news you want to hear if you fly united internationally. the air carrier is raising the fee to check in a second back on some interest of flights -- some international flights to $100. high jet fuel costs are pinching
its bottom line. groupon wants to name your baby. it's offering a deal right now to name your baby for and. they say it relieves a parent of having to name the baby themselves. >> i would not do that. >> $750,000, i would take. t>> adam caskey is shaking his head. >> it is not a burden to name your child. it is enjoyable, to have that choice. >> then you have to answer that question sometime down the line.
where did that come from? >> groupon. >> it was hot over the weekend the hottest days of far this year yesterday, 92 at reagan national. >> we felt that. >> reclining. but things are changing. in the transition to a cooler temperatures, it will be damp outside tonight and tomorrow. there's a beautiful look at the sunrise over the nation's capital. i. tweeted -- i just tweeted that picture. 61 in manchester and cumberland. 73 downtown to start your day in washington at reagan national, 63 in gaithersburg. 88 this afternoon for the high temperature with variable clouds. more clouds off to our west. a few thundershowers developing around the shenandoah valley, blue ridge and the potomac
highlands this afternoon. locally, rain tonight into tomorrow. the rain has been organizing over the past couple hours. that's coming together from tennessee through kentucky and into ohio. that energy is pushing our way. with it will be more organized showers and storms tonight through tomorrow. in terms of overall accumulation, it gives us a good ballpark, a half-inch is likely inside the beltway. there could be higher accumulation within embedded downpours especially west of washington. 1.5 inches in the shenandoah valley perhaps. maybe an inch and a half in the shcumberland. lower humidity by wednesday. clearing out by wednesday. back into the upper 70's by thursday. tomorrow will be wet to and from
work. >> this morning will be a little sticky for some. others are loving life. this is the time the pattern changes. 270 has a couple slowdowns briefly between frederick and 109. all clear at the american legion bridge on both sides of the beltway. good between father hurley boulevard and 495. no worries on 95 and 295 in baltimore. northbound i-95 at triangle a collision is gone. allow yourself extra time out of stafford. a pretty good run on 295 between the beltway the naval research lab, and the exit for the 11th street bridge. back to you. >> thank you. 70 degrees in fairfax. >> lady gaga will have to take it easy a couple days.
>> lady gaga is recovering from a concussion after she was hit on the head by a pulled while performing at a concert in new zealand -- a pole. >> this looks painful. a backup performers accidentally struck her with the set prop while removing it from the stage. she finished the show. she will be ok after taking some time off to recover. she is a trooper. much more in the second hour.
>> a developing story involving the u.s. secretary of commerce. why john bryson is under police investigation. >> and lisa baden is coming back with an update on your monday morning commute. we will check on the commute and and that's our quarterly wrap-up -- any thoughts? wow. outstanding. off the charts. boo-yah! excelente! that went well. add flavor to your day with dunkin's new breakfast burritos with fire-roasted veggies and delicious steak. try one today.
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