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>> live from the abc 7 broadcast centers, this is abc 7 news at noon, on your side >> the cold conditions have lots of people bundling up today. >> you will need that heavy coat, scarf, maybe even gloves. thankfully, overnight snow flurries did not stick around. cold temperatures did. >> do not be fooled by the sun. the worst of the arctic air is now settling in. eileen is here with a look at how temperatures will start off
the weekend, and white will feel it even colder. >> we disgusting anywhere between 25 and 30 miles an hour. anywheres gusting between 25 and 30 miles an hour. it feels like 29 degrees in gaithersburg in winchester. it feels like 2070 degrees and ellis -- in dulles. overnight temperatures will be downright cold. wind gusting to 25 miles an hour at reagan national. 26 mile an hour wind gusts in annapolis. this afternoon, temperatures climb to the low 40's. i don't think it will feel like the 40's, because we have these blustery winds until about six of or 7:00. then the wind dies down, and overnight lows plummet in d.c. we will have the first freeze of the season. it will be cold and dry this weekend. i am monitoring monday, as i think a chilly rain will be moving in, possibly mixing with wet snow. details on that coming up in a
bit. >> thank you. in the meantime, we are learning shocking new details about to lawyers accused of brutally stabbing a virginia couple. >> alecia schmuhl and her husband andrew are behind bars. more on their strange getaway, and what the police found in the couple's car. >> alecia schmuhl and andrew schmuhl, husband-and-wife, both lawyers. the husband's former military intelligence officer, wounded during service. unemployed for the last two years, the wife recently lost her job. it's that firing that is at the heart of a bizarre and violent case of alleged revenge against her former boss, and his wife. argue that they were poised to attacker oths at this law firm. >> inside the house, with a stab to the neck. tosunday night, they drove
the home of a managing partner of the firm, for which alecia schmuhl was recently fired. andrew schmuhl posed as law-enforcement, knocked at the front door, and used a stun gun on his wife's ex-boss. tied him up using flexible handcuffs, and then tied up the ex-boss his wife when she walked in. over the next several hours, in what prosecutors's call a torture session, andrew schmuhl stabbed the six you one-year-old man in the neck, head, shoulders, and then did the same to the wife. the wife was able to hit a panic alarm. before he left, he told the victims i will come back and finish the job. people have been stabbed and are bleeding out. >> the victims were able to describe the car, prosecutors said there was a four mile police chase. when they stopped, her husband
was naked, wearing only a diaper, and that they found a bloodsoaked clothing, a bloody knife, and a gun in the back seat. in her purse, they found a shopping list for handcuffs, sleeping masks, and diapers. prosecutors argued others at the law firm are in fear for their lives. the judge ordered alecia schmuhl held without bond. >> defense attorneys argued she has no idea what her husband had planned when she drove him to the house. also, she didn't know what had happened when he walked out. the prosecutors said she was caught on tape buying the taser, and said she is in this up to her eyeballs. in fairfax, abc 7 news. >> two maryland schools had to cancel classes today. news top percent and was over laurel elementary school, where crews scrambled to repair a water main break. a high school close today, this time due to a heat outage.
something you would want on a cold day like today. in montgomery county, students were evacuated from fourth oak middle school. a fire broke out on the second floor. three students were injured during the evacuation process. out, however, firefighters are waiting for smoky conditions to improve before allowing students back inside. are on buses,ts trying to keep warm. new at noon, jesse matthew pleaded not guilty in a fairfax county courtroom. the suspect in the abduction of hannah graham faced a judge on separate charges this morning for a 2005 assault case. brianne carter has more on what he has in store today, and will happen next. >> jesse matthew pleaded not guilty to the multiple charges against him. zechariah -- well, is that correct? is accused of sexually
assaulting a woman as she walked home from the store back in september of 2005. this morning, trial date for the case was set for march 9. it is experts to last eight days. the attorney says his office has been in constant contact with the victim. >> she has small children, a six-month-old. she is concerned. i'm working with her now to make an arrangement to me with her, and weill bring her and her family here shortly before the trial. >> authorities say dna evidence has linked matthew to the 2005 case and the 2009 disappearance of morgan harrington. chargeswas also facing for the disappearance of hannah graham. she disappeared in september. there is a lot of back-and-forth between here in charlottesville. we understand following these proceedings, jesse matthew will
be transferred back for a hearing in december. in fairfax, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> friends and family holding a memorial service for hannah graham it. in fairfaxheld county. in remains were found october. it was a terrifying experience. do -- window washers rescued off the world trade say keptith what they them calm and save their lives. >> it was the incident earlier this week that unfolded live on tv and captivated the country. the dramatic rescue at the new world trade center building, a little more than a week after the building officially opened. trapped workers are exhaling, and speaking for the first time. >> they dangled on a crippled
scaffold for two hours, with stunned new yorkers and tourists watching below. >> i'm happy to have made it, got home to my family. death, 68eated stories above the street, above the nations highest building. they are not talking about their unbelievable ordeal. >> thank you, everyone did a very good job. thank you. >> after a cable loosened on their scaffold, clenching it into an almost vertical position, firefighters used diamond cutters to saw through a window and pull the men to safety. before that, they admit, it was touch and go. >> i got my phone, i called my and said i'm ok. >> in the beginning, it was panic.
survival, for a few minutes. >> combined, the men have more than 15 years window washing experience, but will have to think long and hard about jumping back on a scaffold. >> there are a lot of ground floors out there that we might want to clean for the moment. >> officials have not determined what caused the problem, and perhaps if the design of this guys never constituted things. because thes says men were professionals and follow protocol, no one was injured, not one piece of agreement fell off the scaffolding. john gonzalez, abc 7. >> john, i cannot imagine. wow. pastor donahoe is stepping down after leading the troubled agency for four years. he will retire on february 1. he made the announcement at the board of governors meeting this morning, as protesters rallied outside. [indiscernible]
>> postal workers, letter carriers, and union leaders said closingsings -- plant set to go into effect in jenny where he will lead to major mail delays and job losses. minimum, we need a one-year moratorium on changing service standards. that will give us time to deal with legislation. >> several lawmakers are joining in the call for delay in service and processing center closures. ae postal service is facing $5.5 billion revenue loss for this year. now, theing right washington national cathedral is hosting its first ever muslim prayer service. planners say they hope this service will foster understanding and acceptance between christians and muslims around the world. tonight, we will tell you that not everyone thinks this a good idea. that's that abc 7 news at 4:00. isll become, president obama
preparing to go it alone on immigration reform it. when we could see executive action, and how many people that may impact. plus, dangerous disneyland paris. authorities are searching for an animal on the prowl. what they are looking for. and santa made an appearance today in our area. we will tell you where and why. >> this is the type of weather that santa likes. eileen
address immigration reform by the end of the year. karen travers has the details on how this will impact illegal lawmakers, and what are doing to block the president's orders. >> a battle is brewing in washington over immigration reform. >> i gave the house over a year to go ahead and get a vote to the senate bill. they feel do so. matterit is no longer a if, but when, president obama will take unilateral action. today in burma, he said he made it clear to republican leaders that he would -- >> use all the lawful authority that i possess to try and make the system work better. and that is going to happen. >> republicans are livid the president is going around them. >> we are going to fight the president tooth and nail, if you continues down this path. likely action from the president could include protection from 5 million immigrants living here in the u.s. illegally, including the parents and spouses of u.s.
citizens or permanent residents. a final plan is excited to be presented to the president next week, after he makes a decision, the white house will brief congressional leaders before a public announcement. >> i hope the president will give us adequate time to be able to work together, to try to begin a bipartisan consensus. >> house speaker john boehner would not rule out shutting down the government if the president goes forward. republican senate leader mitch mcconnell saying a different tune. >> we will not be shutting the government down. >> president obama will likely go big, because his opponents will be upset no matter what he does. reporting from northwest, karen travers, abc 7 news. >> a surgeon from maryland who tested positive for ebola is expected to arrive back in the u.s. for treatment. the doctor will be cared for in omaha. he is a citizen of sierra leone come of it is a legal permanent resident in the u.s..
the 44-year-old was working at a major hospital in freetown when he caught the virus. he is reported to be in stable condition at an ebola treatment center. >> this next story might give you a chill. a massive search underway in france for a big wildcat on the loose. the animal was spotted near disneyland paris. investigators say the large prowling animal is not believed it to be a tiger, but they don't know what it is. about 200 police and military officers are looking for the big cat. an unusual sight a little closer to home on the metro. santa traded in his sleigh for eight train it. st. nick welcomed a dozen d children.e metro cardholders can receive discounts at more than 30 retailers along the silver line. >> who knew? >> hi, santa.
>> it feels like the north pole around here. >> you can always go dice at gaylord national. ice i gaylord national. it's nine degrees. valuesold, wind chill are sitting in the 20's. wind is gusting anywhere between 20 to 25 miles an hour. it is really gusty. definitely on the cold side. i will show you our satellite and radar composite. right now, we have an upper-level low that is spinning. it is bringing in lake effect snowstorms. don't have to worry for any snow, but a few of those clouds are moving in over the northwest. we do have really gusty wind making it feel like that much colder. our temperatures at reagan national am a 42 degrees. it is not that bad. when you factor in the wind, that is what make's it feel like the 20's.
we still have a cold core of air trapped over the upper midwest. this whole air mass will be sticking around with us over the next several days. evening and late early morning hours, wind will begin to subside. with that, temperatures will fall over 20's in the suburbs to around 30 degrees downtown. pretty much everyone will be a low freezing. these are the forecast lows for tonight. i think tomorrow morning, waking up in frederick, about 24 degrees. manassas getting down to 22 degrees, even inside the beltway, 30 degrees. a hard freeze all over after a cold start. we are still chilly through the afternoon with a lot of sunshine. 41 to 46 degrees. a little bit of a breeze, but not as gusty as it is today. it will still look pretty. as we go through the day sunday, we start to see clouds increasing. heading out tomorrow night to the maryland football game, temperatures will be chilly at 7:00, around 3070 degrees. they stay in the middle 30's for
the duration of the game. ahead, looking pretty nice on saturday. even for the day on sunday, maybe you are heading out to the redskins game. but notbe chilly, breezy. mid 40's for the start of the game. overnight, we start to see clouds thicken. temperatures fall into the mid 30's. above freezing. monday, a chilly rain. but the cold air from the backside of the system moves in, we could see a slight transition to a few wet snowflakes. i am not feeling confident we won't have any problems with accumulation. very light at the tail end of the system. even colder air moves in tuesday and wednesday, highs only in the lower 40's. we are still pretty far below the average of 58, about 10 degrees. >> next week will be even worse. >> i know. [laughter]
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>> it is official. the duke and duchess of cambridge are coming to the united states next month. the trip is set for december 7 through the night. will attendkate events for the royal foundation and other charities. d.c.e william will come to by himself to attend and as a corruption conference at the world bank. we know where we will all be camped out. [laughter] >> hopefully the weather will cooperate, as they come to the united states. cold and blustery. the wind dies down tonight, it will be cold tonight, calm as we can, but drive. >> thanks for joining us.
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