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beware of fog. we have patchy fog slowing down the commute. once the fog clears, the heat will be on. safety improvements. what the ntsb that should give riders confidence in the transit agency. >> good morning to you. i'm joe krebs on this friday, the 24th dayf september. take a look outside. this is the ought nal equally noxious. >> this is werewolf weather. we have fog and fullmoon this morning. as we look outside, there is at fuzzy full moon and howling sound. it may be your husban we have 65 days 95 degrees or
higher. today will be 66. 73 in washington. mid-60s in many rral areas where we have visibility down to a quarter mile or less. these are the latest visibilities in les. not too bad in the city. but we have low in many locations around the region. eastern shore, into the mountains. eastern shore near 70. a few high clouds drifting in. as the fog burns off, it will cook it. tomorrow, cooler with northwest bree. rain late on sunday and likely mond and tuesday next week. and much cooler. ashley, good morning. how's our traffic? >> good morning, tom. the fog is definitely a factor this early morning. rolling from in 66. no major accidents. but reduced visibility as you make your way from 81 to the beltway. 95 northbound, you canee more company leaving for the capital beltway.
fortunately no major accidents. 395 is still at a nice pace. here is an indication of fog. it is slowing drivers down on the inner loop of the beltway. as you see here, traveling 270 southbound, volume by sadie grove. still fog towards the beltway. be careful this early morning. back to you. thank you, ashley. theirst time in 100 years virginia has executed a woman. teresa lewis died from lethal injection at 9:13. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want cathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry.
metro is getting high marks. metro is much safer than it was a year ago. >> reporter: good news for a change. it was just a few months ago that the national transportation satisfactory board blasted metro for the anemic safety culture th say existed at the time of that deadly crash. now, the ntsb is recognizing them for strides they have made over the last year to improve safety. the chairman of the ntsb said metro is safer now than it was back in 2009. metro has made significant safety improvements in the year following a collision that left nine dead. that the word from the national transportation safety board. >> they have done a lot of learning in the last year plus, and i think that always every organization is going to go through a difficult time after an accident. the question is how you react to that accident and what changes you make. and i believe that the metro board was very willing to listen to the safety board after our report was concluded.
and they have taken many of those lessons to heart. and i think they're beginning to make many improvements that have been long overdue. >> reporter: in an update to congress, ntsb said metro impmented more than a dozen safety improvements they recommended and is moving in the right direction. e anemic safe culture set the stage for the crash. improvements include putting a new and experienced safety officer in place. he reports directly to the germ manager. metro has filled a dozen vacancies and jobs related. and set up a hotline where workers can anonymously report safety problems. metro is moving forward to replace the 1000 series cars, the cars that crunched in the crash. new cars will hit the system in about 13. interim manager agrees metro is safer now than a year ago but says there's still a long way to go.
eun, back to you. >> megan mcgrath porting live. thanks very much, megan. plan some extra time if you are taking metro this weekend. trains on the orange line will be sile tracking between vienna and west falls church station. blue and yellow, you'll be facing delays between pentagon city and braddock. blue line delays between franonia springfield and largo. green, add 20 minutes to your commute if you're traveling mailer road and branch road stations. this morning chancellor michelle rhee's future is still not clear. she and d.c. mayor vincent gray met yesterday. both acknowledged their strong
differences on education reform. there have been reports that arne duncan wants her to stay in th district. gray, though, is giving few clues about his plans. >> we did not talk about the state of education in the city. and i think we'll just leave it there. >> rhee is giving fewer clues. she said nothing yesterday. they will meet sometime before november's general elections. a u.s. delegation walked out when iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad said many people in the u.s. government were responsible for the 9/11 attacks. earlier, president barack obama urged world leaders to move ahead for the quest in the middle east. we can have an agreement that will have an iependent, sovereign state of palestine living in peace with israel. >> president obama also revealed he plans to visit india and indonesia in november.
the most recent tax cuts enacted under president bush were the most sweeping tax cuts in a generation. if the cuts expire, every income level would expect significant tax increases next year. stephen colbert is set to testify on capitol hill today. why he is considered an expert witness. what may have sparked a raging fire that destroyed three townhomes and damaged five others in northern virginia. 72 degrees. a hazy, muggy start to your friday morning. we'll be back with the latest on your forec
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good morning were time for weather and traffic. meteorologist tom kierein. we ve dense fog. watch out for that. temperates mild and muggy. right now it's in the 60s throughout much of the region. afternoon highs with sunshine back into the mid-9 by midafternoon. cooler tomorrow with a northwest breeze. increasing clouds. much cooler sunday with highs in the low 70s. might get apassing shower. ashley, how is the traffic? >> good morning. it is certainly foggy out there. let's look at the capital beltway. traveling through dense fog, making their way past 29. no big accidents to report. you're on the lakes heading towards the cpital beltway on 95. center of your screen, h.o.v. towards 395. a clear trip right now. here's the pace northof duke
street headed away from us. continue to and across the 14th. lanes open. no problems on the freeway. closure out of southeast, randall circle, south of fort dupont. that is, again, police activity. joe eun, back to you. a well-known singer passes away overnight. >> the fda puts new restrictions on the top of your diabetes drug avandia. >> they are hockey stars and soon will be reality stars.
this morning fifighters are still putting out hot spots after this fire destroyed three homes in northern virginia. firefighters had to call three alarms because it spread so quickly. it happened in the 8300 block of tillet loop in manassas. elaine reyes is live on the scene with the cleanup. good morning sglor good morning, eun. it goes to show how hot the fi was. it is still under investigation. we are in the summer lake area of manassas, just outside, ma mass as. 11 residents are displace and the red cross is helping them. the fire started at a home around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. the wind caused the fire to spread to two other homes. all three burned to the ground. smoak and flames spread to five other homes, bringing it to a total of eight. they suffered damage. two people at the scene were treated for minor injuries.
>> i saw this middle one on fire only upstairs. i went in for just a second and came ba out. it seemed like ten minutes all of these went up. i said, you know, i need to pack some things and getut of here. i knew how close we are. my baby was very upset. she was screaming. >> these homes are all located in this area. they're very close together. firefighters on the scene all night, all morning long watching for hot spots, periodically brging their hoses out and putting some water on. we can still smell chemical or plastic smell. it is still pretty smoky out here. >> elaine reyes, thank you. we now know the names of the mother and her two young ss who died wednesda
24-year-old ali cecilia langdon anderson and her sons somon and 3-year-old alfonso. three other children and an adult escaped. they're recovering a are expected to survive. funeral arrangements for a navy s.a.l. eight other american soldiers and sailors also died. the u.s. military say it was an accident, but the taliban is claiming responsibility. loonie was 1999 graduate of demassa catholic high school. a funeral mass at st. john the baptist church ne thursday at 10:00 in the morning. that will be followed by procession to arlington national cemetery. eddie fisher, that famous '50s sinr and fourth husband of elizabeth taylor has died. he sold millions of records in the '50s with songs like thinking of you, any time, and
count your blessings. in addition to his music, he headlined with his marriages to debbie reynolds and elizabeth taylor. his daughter said he died due to complications from hip surry. he was 82 years old. he is survived by daughter carrie fisher, princess lee wa in star wars. we have a warning if you use avandia. the fda is restricting its use, leading the ug to increased risk of heart attacks. it can be described only for those people whose diabes cannot be controlled by any other medication. well, tomorrow is national drug take back day. there are more than 4,000 sites where you can drop off expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs. according to the dea, million americans 12 years and older who bused prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes. plenty of sites around the
dtrict and maryland. go to deadiversion.usdoj.gov. the national incident commander of the bp oil spill will be in the district. retired admiral thad allen bringing important lessons to students. he will teach a course at g.w. in the spring. washington nationals are looking for a new team president. stan is stepping down as president at the end of the season. he promised the learner ownership group he would leave for five years when htook the job. he lasted four and a half years. he isn't being specific with why he is leaving but insists it's what's best for himself and his family. the capitals and pittsburgh penguins get ready for the winter class at heinz field.
hbo will follow the two teams around and air four hourlong episodes. they will feature behind the scenes of the caps and pens and leading up to the 2011 winter classic. for tho of you who need their hockey fix, do not worry. opening night for washington is just two weeks away. meanwhile, it feels like summer outside. hard to believe. >> hard to believe hockey season is beginning. >> good they d't play outside. it will be in the mid-90s this afternoon again. here we go. it's the last day of this early autumn heat wave. we'll have coor weather moving in tomorrow. mild and muggy. patchy fog. 60s and 70s. mid-90s by mid-afternoon. tomorro mostly sunny in the afternoon. we'll have a northwest breeze that will cool things dow much cooler on sunday and morning with an
ea-northeasterly flow. perhaps a light shower saturday afternoon or evening. morning lows in the s. cool again on monday. but some tropical showers are possible as what's left of matthew, which is now tropical storm down in the caribbean, comes our way by the first part of next week maybe with tropical showers. we certainly do need the rain. then drying out. finally, we'll get more softball weather as we get into the weekend and next week. ashley, good morning. how is the friday commute? >> we still have police activity on it of southeast shutting down branch avenue at randall circle, just south of fort dupont park. it will last a little while longer. capital beltway, good indication the fog. college park, silver spring, we are on thebrakes mostly due to that fog. volume certainly doesn't help. as you travel 270 southbound,
109 towards the truck the. 66 this morning traling eastbound, prior to 123 you'll be on the brakes. headed toward the capital beltway, it inwinds. >> thanks very much, ashry. 6:22. why steven colbert will be testifying in front of congress today. how police were able to track down the preppy burglar. you'll want to see this one again. one model's fall from grace. ouch!
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what the ntsb has to say about your safety on metro following last year's deadly cras i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang. it is friday, september 24th, 120. can you tell i'm happy it's the weekend starting? it's 6:30 now. 72 degrees. beautiful sky out there. feels hazy and muggy. >> and it is. >> that's why. there you go. >> that's right. feels more li july than september. looking off to the west. holy howling moon. look at that. we have a beautiful moon up there. wolves are howling this morning. getting low in the western sky. we have patchy dense fog under the moonlight. right now in the western suburbs we have it down into mid-sixties. these are the latest visilities. some locations we have visibilities under a quarter mile with dense fog. watch out for that from the mountains to the atlantic
beaches. eastern shore, virginia tidewater near 70. a few wispy high clouds. otherwise, mostly sunny. mid-90s by midafternoon. record high 94. we may meet or exceed it at national airport. a fresh northwest breeze. sunday and monday, more clouds around. a passing light shower and likelihood of showers monday and tuesday next week. ashley, how is the traffic? good orning we have delays. virginia, 66 eastbound. heavy out of manassas. from 123 off and on towards the beltway. back on the brakes once more. fog is the name of the game. it's going to be heavy leading college park, silver spring. you can see the headlightsre a little slow headed into silver spring. no problems as far as accidents are concerned. out of the district we are working apolice investigation. the very latest is the closure points have expanded.
branch avenue shut down between randall circle and pennsylvania. and also minnesota and massachusetts are affected with police activity. it's all centraled around the randall circle area, south of fo dupont park. plan ahead. joe and eun, back to you. >> ashley, thank you. this morni you have reason to feel a little safer when you hop on metro. >> reporter: now the ntsb is raising the agency for strides they have made. >> matt: last year, saying it's safer now than it was back in 2009. metro has made significant safety improvements i the year following a collision that left
nine dead. that's the word from the national transportation safety board. >> they have done a lot of learning in the last year plus. and i think always every organization is going to go through a difficult time after an accident. the question is how you react to that accident and what changes you make. and i believe that the metro board was very willing to listen to the safety board after our report was concluded. they have taken many of those lessons to heart. and i think they're beginning to make many improvements that have been long overdue. >> reporter: in an update to members of congress, the ntsb said metro has implemented more than a dozen of the safety recommendations.
the anemic safety culture set the stage for the crash. metro has filled a dozen vacancies and jobs related. and set up a hotline where workers can anonymously report safety problems. metro is moving forward to replace the 1000 series cars, new cars will hit the system in about 2013. >> reporter: the interim maner agrees metro is safer now than a year ago but says there's still a long way to go. eun, back to you. >> megan mcgrath reporting live. thanks very much, megan. don't be late if you are taking vre to work. otherwise, you could be left behind. he's urging operators to leave stations on time even if they see riders running to catch the train. you should there 5 or 10 minutes before your scheduled time. vre is trying to improve its on-time record. just 63% of trains on the manassas and fredericks trains
were on time in july. those v those numbers have since improved drastically. the first time in 100 years virginia has executed a woman. teresa lewis died from lethal injection at 9:13. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want cathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry. this morning a teenager is waking up behind bars accused of killing a catholic university student. eric foreman of northeast washington has been charged as an adult for the murder of neil gilleskie. he was shot in pser man circle and stol $60 of cash. he was a known gang member and was under the supervision of e
district. >> i have reached out to them to say in a of the group homes, we want to be they're being managed correctly. we want to know that the management knows where the children are and we want to know that dyrs is on top of it. he's rning in his shirt and tie for anorange jump sui police arrested jeremy matthew hall of silver spring ater receiving a tip after someone recognized him on on tv. he is facing burglary, theft and destruction of property. ten days ago hall broke into a home in howard county, all of it caught on video. he stole electronics and other property from the home. he was arrested without incident. pole don't know if he has been involved in any other case. where drivers are costing
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our time, 6:40. you can see haze in the sky out there this morning. beautiful pi clouds in the sky, though. 73 degrees. going to be a warm day today. even fog aund right now. >> we sure do. a little bit of july in september on this friday morning. good morning. right now temperatures are in the 60s. low 70s throughout most of the region. patchypea soup fog. watch out for that. afternoon highs with lots of sun. mid-90s. 94 on this day in 1970. northwest breeze. it will cool us do a bit. that will be saturday night. sunday morning, down into the 50s. low 70s with creasing clouds. we'll have a possibility of a light shower sunday afternoon or sunday evening. likelihood of rain the first part of next week and tropical
moisture comes up from the gulf of mexico. we'll take a look at next week and the tropics and what's going on there in about 10 minutes at 6:51. now let's check traffic on this friday morning. and how is the commute going, ashley? >> it's not too bad. the fog will definitely play a le in your drive this time around. looking at the capital beltway, foggy college park headed for foggy silver spring. outer loop drirs on the brakes as a result of that. 66 eastbound, we have volume. definitely going to be heavy as you leave manassas, making your approach to the virginia visitors center. traveling to and across the 14th street bridge. 395. worst of it on 95. lanes are open. joe and eun, back to you. >>thanks, ashley, very much. >> 6:42. 73 degrees. how drivers are outsmaing one
>> reporter: good morning, eun. just to show you how hot the fire was, firefighters have been here all night long. there's a pile of what used to be a house that is still smoking behind this chain link fence here are two now empty lots where two houses once stood. 11 residents were disaced in this viciny. the red cross is helping them. this was a three-alarm fire. it started at a home on tillet loop 3:00 yesterday afternoon. firefighters say the wind caused the fi to spread. all three burned. smoak and flames spread to five other homes. they suffered moderate damage. >> i ran to the guy's house. he was in the house. like a teenager of some sort. he was in a panic trying to call the fire department. i told him we have to get out of the house. i went into his garage. i seen him.
i looked through the house, and the whole back of the house was on fire already. >> firefighters have been here on the scene all night long just monitoring the situation. henever the smoak gets to be a little too much. this was so hot that several homes in the area, they're all close together, the siding is melted off the side of the building. it's going to be quite a long cleanup effort here, eun. right now the cause of the fire is still under investigation. back to you. >> all right. elaine reyes. thanks for that report. this morning chancellor michelle rhee's future is still not clear. she and d.c. mayor vincent gray met yesterday. both acknowledged their strong differences on education reform. there have been reports that arne duncan wants her to stay in the district. there is also some speculation she could be offered a job in newark, new jersey. neither rhee nor gray is giving any clues about the future. >> we did not talk about the
chance lar staying or going. we talked about the state of education in the city. and i think we'll just leave it there. >> rhee refused to make any statement. grays he and rhee will meet sometime before november's general election. president barack obama will wrap up his trip to the united nations today. it's been an eventful few days. u.s. delegation walked out when mahmoud ahmadinejad blamed the ugs for the9/11 attacks. we can have an agreement that will have an independent, sovereign state of palestine living in peace with israel.
>> reporter: the controversy is how this $4.5 billion program is being paid for, by cutting future food stamp benefits. 100 house democrats oppose paying for it cutting democrats. courtney reagan joins us live with more. good morning, courtney. >> reporter: hi. good morni to you, joe. it'good news ahead of the midterm elections. fightver the bush-era tax cuts until after the november elections. the delay not only protects incumbents from taxi a potentially cntroversial vote to let taxes rise for the highest earners but increases the likelihood of a compmise with republicans. th cuts are set to expire at year end. >> and boom for small business owners.
lawmakers in the house of representatives voted along party lines to approve a range of measures aimed at helping small businesses get improved to small access to capital. the legislation will now head to the white house for president obama's signature. back to you, joe. >> all right. courtney, thanks very much. hope you have a great weekend. >> thank you. you too. >> thanks very much. more drivers are hitting the brakes to avoid ticke in one community. speed camerasave worked so well ticket revenue is down $2.5 million. chevy chase village has nine speed cameras mostly on connecticut avenue. you can see drivers hit the breaks when they see the 30-mile-per-hour enforcement signs. and some have learned the hard way. >> big brother is taking a picture and sending you a bill in the mail. >> have you ever gotten one of those pictures in the mail? >> oh, yeah. absolutely. >> police issued 50,000 fewer speeding tickets last year.
they say more people are following the speed limit. >> you think they would be very happy with the tradeoff. >> everyone knows that's the spot. >> shootly. by all means. >> watch out for pedestrians. they can't see you. you'regoing to have difficulty seeing them with dense fog in many of the regions. many of the regions weather watchers reporting now some deposits fog. look at that moon oer the fog. live view from the sky watcher camera looking towards the west. 73 at national airport. this year so far we have recorded 65 degrees 90 degrees or higher. record is 67 set in 1980. right now mid-six in the suburbs and rural areas. most locations weather watchers reporting this morning with patchy dense fog. patchy fog this morning. it's mild and muggy all around
the region. mountains, it's cooler. 50s there now. view from space with a few high clouds drifting north an west. we have tropical storm lisa. that's not a problem. meanwhile we have a new tropical storm as tropical storm matthew will head toward belize later today, across the yucatan penin peninsula. some of that tropical moisture may make it as far north of our region by the early part of next week. for skunts waiting for buses, watch out for them. it will be in the 60s low to mid-70s the next couple hours. midafternoon will be in the mid-90s. rerd high 94 set in 1970. overnight tonight the full moon in the sky. mostly clear. upper 60s by dawn tomorrow. finally relief from the heat over the weekend. a northwest breeze should begin to cool things down. lots of sun. great weather for outdoor
recreation. sunday, increasing clouds. low 70s in the afternoon. might get a passing light shower sunday arch or evening. remnants of matthew come our way. we need the rain. bring it on. now, ashley, how ishe traffic? >> good morning. we are still dealing with police activity out of southeast. it's just south of fort dupont circle. branch avenue will be shut down between randolph headed up towards pennsylvania avenue. we have massachusetts and minnesota affected. avoid the area out of southeast. 270 south, 10 you have company. no major accidents to report. as we continue further south, past shady grove. opens uptowards the beltway. while fog is lifting it's still a big factor for drivers around the region. pace on the outer loop and continuing towards cosville.
a bit of a slow pace. 66 eastbound, on the brakes it of manassas, virginia visitor center. joe and eun, back to you. >> more on that story. ashley mentioned developing story out of southeast washington. the search is on right now for a stolen c after a police chase and gunfire. prince george's county police chased two cars into the district there was gunfire. we're told no one was actually hit. police were able the capture two suspects near fort dupont park. however, several other suspects got away. these are live pictures of the scene right now. this is a picture of the license plate police are looking for. burgundy 2004 avalon, 75460hv. right now several stets around randall circle are closed as police continue to investigate and search for that vehicle. you're safer ridinging metro
today than you were a year ago. news 4's megan mcgrath is live ouide the gallery place in northwest washington. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning. metro has made significant safety improvements since the deadly crash in 2009 according to the national transportation safety board. now, the board chairman testified from a congressional overnight committee. just months ago the ntsb said they had an anemic safety culture which set the stage for the crash. thntsb gives cret for making progress. the system implemented a dozen safety recommendations since the crash. metro filled 12 victim sis and jobs related to safety. they started a safety hotline
where employees can call anonymously and report problems. and they will replace the 1000 series cars, the cars that collapsed, folded up like accordions in the crash in 2009. new cars, you'll start toee them in the system by 2013. metro's interim germ manager agrees that metro is safer now than it was a year ago but hes there's still a long way to go. eun, back to you. >> may fan, thank you. 6:55. here are the morning's top stories. vre ceo is telling train operators to leave the station on time even if they see passengers run to go t on board. they should be at the platform 5 to 10 minutes ahead of time. they're trying to improve their on-time record. well, for the first time in almost 100 years, virginia has put a woman to death. 41-year-old teresa lewis was convicted in 2002 of hiring th
two men who killed her husband and stson in an elaborate scam to collect insurance money. in her final words she told her late husband's daughter she loved her and she's very sorry. >> no laughing matter. why congress is eager to hear from stephen colbe at a meeting this morning. comedian stephen colbert will be on capitol hill today and it won't be a laughing matter. he is set to testify at a house committee hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. he has spoken to the united farm workers take our jobs campaign on his sho he spent a day last month picking vegetables on a farm in new york. capitals willoon be tv stars. hbo will follow the caps and the pens. they will air four hourlong episodes for their24/7 series. caps fans, you can start now. season opener in two eks. let's get a look at your forecast as weead out the door. >> watch out for fog this morning. reducing visibility. the last day of the heat wave. cooler weather for the weekend.
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