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rebels say they found gadhafi in a storm sewer in his hometown of sirte. video shows gadhafi after being captured by rebels. gadhafi had been on the run since nato took over the capital of tripoli. na nato's arsenal of drones is credited with helping with air strikes. >> this is a historic moment. we are looking forward to a brighter future, one where there can be democracy and equality and where every voice has a chance to be listened to peacefully. >> news of the death comes nearly 23 years after the lockerbie bombing. authorities say the libyan dictator ordered the attack that killed 269 people, including 35 syracuse university students on pan am flight 103. >> coming up on 4:31, want to switch gears and say good morning to tom kierein. >> before we do that, can we
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just say, aaron, we haven't had you on the morning show for so long. >> i know. i popped right out of bed this morning and was excited to be here. it's cold, though. >> we're glad to have you. welcome back. >> do you remember where your fleece is? you need it this morning. it's quite a chill in the air as we start off this friday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist tom kierein. right now it's down to just 48 at reagan national. in fact, in much of montgomery, fairfax, prince george's counties, we're down into the low 40s. it's near 50 on the chesapeake bay waters. away from the water inland, eastern shore, southern maryland, northern neck, it's down in the 40s as well. still a bit of a blustery wind in the mountains. shenandoah valley and around the blue ridge also in the mid-40s on this friday morning. over the last 12 hours, we had cloudiness from yesterday afternoon clear out overnight. now under this clear sky, you
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can see the constellation orrion beautifully, crescent moon in the sky. just beautiful. you can smell the smoke in air. some people have got their fires going. sunrise at 7:23. temperatures by 9:00 still chilly, only around 50 or so. by noontime, the upper 50s. during the afternoon, clouds around. highs only reaching around 60 or so by the middle of the afternoon. so a cool autumn day on the way. a look at your friday night planner coming up in ten minutes. danella, good morning. how's your friday commute? >> good morning. the view is cold. i i'll show you the local roadways. 270 at falls road. if you're taking 270, no issues traveling north or south and heading down to virginia. i-66 at fairfax parkway, clear. if you're taking i-66, inside and outside the beltway in both directions, not seeing any problems. if you continue east through the
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rosslyn tunnel, nice and clear. again, i know that tunnel is cold. i'm not in it, but it's cold. now back to you both. >> some things you just know, danella. >> you're right. this morning a deadly shooting involving a deputy. two deputies responded to a domestic assault call in hermanville. when police tried to arrest the suspect, there was a struggle, and that's when one deputy said he was forced to shoot. the suspect died. the deputy has been placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. d.c. police are looking at new clues to figure out who killed a man on board a metro bus. take a look at this video. investigators say these two men were caught on the bus' surveillance cameras. they're considered persons of interest in the murder of 30-year-old demetrius thompson. it happened between alabama and 23rd streets southeast. thompson's family says things were just looking up for him when this tragedy struck. >> he had dreams.
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he was a teenage father, and all he wanted was to take care of his family. >> police are looking for the two men from this surveillance video. if you have any information, please contact police. today the trial for the teacher accused of choking students in her classroom. susan burke testified in her own defense yesterday. parents claim burke pinched, choked and slapped children. she said students responded angrily if she tried to discipline them, but she denied choking anyone. a couple admitted they barricaded their three young children in a room. christina moore and john michael roby pleaded guilty to child neglect. they told police they nailed drywall across the room in march because they needed a break. the children were 4, 2, and 2
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months old at the time. prosecutors recommended a drug treatment program for the couple and probation. the house will have trouble passing even small chunks of the president's jobs bill. it failed in a 50-50 vote last night in the senate, 10 votes shy of breaking the republican filibuster. a measure would have given funds to support jobs for teachers, police, firefighters, and other public offices. the white house says it would have saved or created 400,000 jobs, but republicans opposed it because it included a .5% tax on millionaires. 4:35 the time right now. the president will be able to sign new free trade agreements today after rare bipartisan approval from congress. long-awaited agreements between colombia, south korea, and panama got the go ahead as south korea's president lee myung-bak arrived in washington last week for a visit. it's the biggest free trade deal since the north american free trade agreement in 1993.
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it's official. president obama will be on the ballot in new hampshire. vice president joe biden filed paperwork yesterday so the president is now able to run in the granite state. new hampshire is the first primary for the general election and is expected to be a closely contested state. vice president biden also used the trip as an opportunity to promote president obama's jobs plan. and mitt romney is gaining support from our area. former maryland governor bob ehrlich will serve as chairman of romney's campaign in that state. that's according to ehrlich's facebook page. ehrlich says, after studying all the candidates, it's clear that romney is the only candidate with the necessary experience to turn around a failing economy. a bill that redraws maryland's congressional district signed into law by governor martin o'malley will face a protest in court. he resigned the bill to change the area in suburbans.
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republicans say the redistricting is an attempt by democrats to steal one of the seats held by republicans. they appealed to the justice department to investigate whether the redistricting is constitutional. this weekend 4 of the 5 metro lines will see closures or delays so crews can make repairs. on the red line, the rhode island avenue and brookland stations will be closed, but the trains will be running on a normal weekend schedule for the rest of the line. the blue line will share one track between stadium-armory and addison road. the green line will share one track between ft. totte in and prince george's plaza. and the yellow line will have one line between huntington avenue and vernon square. you can look out for major delays on 95 starting tonight into tomorrow morning. crews are repairing a 25-foot section of concrete on 95 north at prince william parkway. it failed during the morning rush earlier this week. on wednesday crews tried to
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repair that, but it crumbled as emergency repairs were being made. they will start the repair tonight at 9:00. it should be finished by monday morning. >> how's it going, this morning thing? >> i'm ready to roll. it's friday. there's a dance break coming. >> okay. he put it out there. 48 degrees. ahead on "news 4 today," why some people in falls church are asking where's my stuff? we were so blessed when we had triplets. if by blessed you mean freaked out about money. well, we suddenly noticed that everything was getting more expensive, so we switched to the bargain detergent,
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welcome back at 4:41. you can win a free ipad 2. that's right. a free ipad 2. you heard it right. just like our nbc washington page on facebook and sign up to win great prizes. we'll pick a winner today and make the announcement during the 11:00 p.m. newscast. you got an ipad 2. do you love it? >> i do. this isn't mine. it belongs to the station, but i love using it. i'm not even an apple person, but it's a great little device. i can take a picture. >> don't take my picture right now. let's check in with meteorologist tom kierein. >> good morning. time for your weather and traffic on the ones right now at 4:41. an october chill in the air on this friday morning.
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we're down into the 40s for the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches, except right near the bay waters and the tidal potomac. it's near 50 there. 40s in montgomery, arlington, fairfax, and prince george's counties. the view from space over the last 12 hours, the afternoon clouds cleared out overnight. the winds have diminished, and we've got a mostly clear sky here. a few clouds southern shenandoah valley and parts of west virginia. sunrise 7:23. it will be coming up in a cobalt blue sky. crystal clear morning. a partly cloudy afternoon to follow. highs reaching the low to mid-60s by midafternoon. a chill in the air tonight. great weather for high school football games tonight. we'll be down in the 50s by evening. we'll look at the forecast for the rest of the week in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic? >> good morning. still looking really good. let's head down to virginia.
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on i-95 in virginia heading towards the beltway, so far in both directions not seeing any issues. here's a live look at fairfax county parkway traveling north and south, you're clear. if you travel onto 395, here's what duke street looks like. not seeing any problems from edsall all the way to the 14th street bridge. if you're taking 14th street bridge heading into the city, you are nice and clear. now, aaron mentioned we're going to have a dance break. eun, are you read why i? >> oh, my goodness. it's hard to keep up with you, danella. she's got the moves like jagger. >> look at you with the pop culture reference. good stuff. >> this is a behind the scenes story with me and danella. >> it is 4:43 right now. still to come this morning, a fairfax county man has been convicted of one sex crime after another. now find out how he's luring his unsuspecting victims.
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members of occupy d.c. marched to union station last night. the purpose here was to protest wall street and northrop gr grumman. they cite walmart for workers' rights abuses and northrop-grumman for using too much taxpayer money. a dry cleaning shop closed up with customers' clothes inside. for days they've been walking by the store in falls church trying to get their hands on their clothes. there was a note on the door with a phone number, but the voicemail is full. they're currently investigating three complaints from customers who can't get their clothes
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back. >> i was so shocked to come here and find it completely empty. i bring my dry cleaning for my husband every two weeks. so there's two weeks worth of suits and shirts that they have. >> this shopping center is slated for demolition. tenants have to be out by the end of january. the shopping center's landlords say they heard the landlord opened another dry cleaners business, but they don't know where it is. a fairfax man registered as a sex offender in trouble with the law again accused of using facebook to lure young girls to his home. it's a news 4 exclusive first on news 4 at 6:00. 20-year-old yusaw josie convinced a 13-year-old girl to come to his apartment where he forced her to take off her clothes and perform a sex act as he took picture. joshi had been out of jail only a few months on an earlier sex charge. another girl, who didn't want her face shown, questioned why he was let out of jail. >> i was surprised. everyone should take an effort
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to make sure they keep this guy off the streets. and soon enough, he's out, and i learn he's committed another offense all over again. i was sad that the law really protects these people more than the victim. >> joshi is being held in the fairfax county adult detention center without bond. authorities report no major damage to the san francisco bay area after two earthquakes. a 4.0 quake shook the region yesterday afternoon. then a second came around 8:15 last night. both happened hours after a statewide drill called the great california shake-out. geologists believe a major 7.8 or larger quake will hit the region in the next 30 years. a memorial service will be held today to honor the tenth anniversary of the 2001 anthrax attacks. tomorrow marks the anniversary of the second postal worker who died from anthrax exposure. the ceremony will be held at the basilica of the national shrine
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of immaculate conception. in september of 2001, letters containing anthrax spores were sent to congressional offices. the fbi believes bruce ivins was the seoole suspect in that case. ivins committed suicide in 2008 before he could be tried for the crimes. the jury in the conrad murray trial could begin deliberating as early as last week. the defense gets to question the prosecution's last witness today. the expert testified there's no way michael jackson issued the powerful anesthetic propofol on the day he died. he was too drugged up hours before his death. dr. conrad murray is charged with manslaughter in jackson's death. the defense is expected to call 15 witnesses within a four-day span once it starts presenting its case. the big question out in california today, is lindsay lohan a morning person? she has less than three hours to report for community service.
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she has until 7:00 a.m. to check in at the l.a. county morgue. the actress was turned away yesterday after showing up 40 minutes late. lohan's spokesman says the actress was late because she didn't know which entrance to go in. lohan already in hot water. her probation was revoked earlier this week. the judge scheduled a hearing for november 2nd to decide whether she'll face any additional punishment. lohan could get as much as a year and a half behind bars. the government is increasing the maximum pretax dollars you can put in your 401(k) account. next year you'll be able to put up to $17,000 in your 401(k). that's $500 higher than last year. the increase is an adjustment for inflation. companies are allowed to set their own maximum limits as long as they are below the federal maximum. the employee benefit research institute says 33% of workers ages 21 to 64 used 401(k) plans in 2009. we'll soon be able to hear congresswoman gabrielle giffords
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speak for the first time since she was shot. giffords is taking part in an audio version of an upcoming memoir. it chronicles the lives of giffords and her husband, astronaut mark kelly, who retired to help her recover. the book will also discuss their careers in politics and at nasa as well as their experiences since the shooting in tucson. giffords will read the final chapter, "gabby, a story of courage and hope." it comes out november 13th. astronomers have witnessed the first direct image of a planet being born. take a look. it's believed to have started forming about 50,000 to 100,000 years ago. the university of hawaii made the discovery and presented it earlier this week at nasa's goddard space flight center in maryland. astronomers say the planet is being formed out of dust and gas, circling a 2 million-year-old star. this is the youngest planet ever observed. it's just really hard to get your mind around. >> it's pretty cool stuff.
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>> oh, my gosh. >> tom, you're into this astronomy stuff. that's got to be pretty impressive. >> the twitter world was all aflutter about it yesterday. now this morning on planet earth, it's a cold start this morning. many locations down into the low 40s starting off this friday morning. now in washington, a live picture from our city camera. here's the washington monument. beautiful visibility this morning. a crystal clear crisp friday morning under a clear sky with the constellations twinkling and billions of stars overhead. you can easily see jupiter, a crescent moon under the eastern sky. 48 at reagan national. we've got a light southwesterly breeze. look at the fall foliage. that area you see in the orange, the dark orange, it's peak color. we have peak color in west virginia and much of northern new england, though, is past peak now. look at this shot sent in by one of our viewers, john roddy. this is up in west virginia. they've got gorgeous color now. for us around our region, we're
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seeing color showing up locally. it's not going to be peak until halloween. right now low to mid-40s through much of the area. montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties only low to mid-40s. farther to the west in west virginia, down to the low and mid-40s this morning, where there's still a little cloudiness lingering. looks like they might have a few snow flurries overnight. that did not happen. right now clear sky throughout much of the region. sunrise at 7:23. layer up this morning. a chill in the air all through the morning. low 50s by 9:00 but bright and sunny. highs reaching low 60s by early afternoon. thankfully, not as much wind as yesterday. still a blustery northwest breeze. tonight great weather for the high school football games. down into the 50s much of the region. near 50 by midnight and partly cloudy. partly cloudy saturday and sunday both days. afternoon highs only around 60. monday, a bit milder. as we get into next week, looks
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like we could get rain on wednesday and thursday. danella, good morning. how's traffic? still seeing a lot of green in the area. if you're taking the beltway in virginia, it looks very clear. inner loop and outer loop, no problems there. as you loop around, making your way to montgomery county, a view from university boulevard. inner loop and outer loop. we're clear here as well as the loop in prince george's county. here's my chance to practice my moves like jagger for our upcoming dance break. i'll be back with some moves for you, eun. >> dan >> laur -- danella, the pressure. thank you so much. rose croft race way officially reopened in august closing due to bankruptcy. they've only been offering live simulcasting for the past two months. penn national gaming bought the raceway for $11 million this summer. there is speculation the company will make a push to get a license for slot machines and table games at the track, but
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that would need approval from maryland lawmakers and residents. racing starts tonight at 6:45. hits it in the air to right. here is nelson cruz, and a comeback win for the texas rangers. >> the world series is all tied up. st. louis led the game 1-0 in the ninth inning, but texas stormed back and took a 2-1 lead. the rangers closed it out, and the series is tied at one game apiece. it moves to texas for the next three games. game three is saturday night. rebound, score! alex ovechkin cleaning up. >> capitals captain helped lead washington to a convincing 5-2 win over the philadelphia flyers. ovie scored twice, and goalie tomas vokoun. >> vokoun. >> made 40 saves to shut down the flyers. the capitals are now a franchise record 6-0 to start the season. their next game is a tilt against the detroit red wings on
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saturday. >> we are on a roll. this is a hot start. >> this is the way we like to start a season. >> ovie, if he's not the best ever right now, i'm just going to put that out there. >> i like that, eun. it is now 4:55. 47 degrees out there. coming up, what was behind d.c. students' flash mob at the
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dozens of d.c. schoolchildren took part in a so-called flash mob at the wilson building in front of mayor vincent gray. it's part of the 20th annual lights on after school event. it's designed to raise awareness. >> why aren't these kids in school? what's going on here? >> it's about the need to raise awareness about the need for afterschool programs that keep children safe for working families. the event took place in more than 7,500 cities across the country. all right then. >> did a nice job. country music star leann rimes played a special benefit show last night for a cause that


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