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first murder of the year in alexandria. also from overnight, people celebrating the death of moammar gadhafi. we have reaction from libyans right here in washington. and it was a long night on capitol hill. the senate adjourned just a few hours ago. why the president says they have a lot of explaining to do. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist, in for joe krebs. gl a >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" on this friday, october 21st, 2011. we're taking a live look outside. 47 degrees out there. chilly, chilly morning. >> you go out to walk the dog, and the dogs will want to come right back in. it's a chilly morning. down into the low and mid-40s under a clear sky. a gorgeous galactic black sky with the autumn constellations gleaming brilliantly and a crescent moon in the eastern sky. right now 48 at reagan national. low to mid-40s nearby suburbs of montgomery, prince george's, arlington, and fairfax counties. many of the rural areas of maryland and virginia, down into
the low 40s. out of the mountains in 40s, as well as much of southern maryland, northern neck, and eastern shore. right near the bay near 50. over the last 12 hours, afternoon clouds cleared out overnight. now this morning, off to a clear start. you should have no travel problems weatherwise, off to work and school on this friday morning. sunrise 7:23. by 9:00 it will still be chilly even with the bright sun. only in the low 50s. by noontime upper 50s. will briefly peak in the low 60s by early afternoon. clouds in and out this afternoon with a gentler breeze than what we had yesterday. a look at your friday evening planner in ten minutes. here's a look at the friday commute. good morning, danella. >> good morning. we're off to a great start. seeing a lot of green. that means you are going. here's a look at the springfield interchange. no problems there. local roadways look good as well. here's a look at 16th street and east west highway. checking local roadways, not seeing any major accidents or delays at all. traveling in d.c., new york avenue and bladensburg, good
morning, d.c. checking local roadways for you and not seeing any problems. i'm back in ten minutes with a look at your rails. now back to you both. >> danella, thank you. new overnight, a deadly stabbing in the district. this happened at 11:00 along eaton road in southeast washington. the victim died from his injuries. his name is not being released right now. no arrests have been made. we're also following a developing story in alexandria. police there investigating the first homicide of the year. we're going to megan mcgrath, who's live along witch street. >> reporter: good morning. this really is the first homicide of the year in alexandria. there's not a whole lot of information being shared by police last night. this happened around 10:10. that's when police received a call for shots fired in the 1200 block of wyatt street in alexandria. police arrived here on the scene. they found a 40-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. he was pronounced dead on the scene.
exactly what happened, what led up to the shooting, all that is still under investigation. no word on any suspects or arrests. back to you in the studio. aaron? >> megan mcgrath, thank you. this morning investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire at a farmers market in northeast washington. the flames started at the building along fifth street at florida avenue at 8:45. no one was hurt. officials say businesses inside the market, including food vendors, may not be able to open today because of smoke damage. >> that was the scene outside the white house last night as the crowd celebrated a new era for libya. this came after the news of the death of moammar gadhafi, ending a four decade dictatorship there. this morning there are questions about exactly who killed him, how he'll be buried, and what this means for the u.s. news 4's melissa mollet joins us from the news room with more on this. >> good morning. officials in libya promise
he will be buried today according to islamic custom. a warning, though, the video we're about to show you is very graphic. it was taken by a bystander after gadhafi's capture. take a look. the fallen leader can be seen bloody and wobbling. they found him in a sewer pipe, moved him to a truck, where he was shot in the head in cross fire. one report has him dying in the street, another as he was taken to a hospital. cheers and gunfire erupted as word of his death spread. and here in washington there were celebrations in front of the white house thursday night. libyans and libyan-americans staged a thank you rally. gadhafi dead after 42 years of murderous rule. >> 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. >> gadhafi was known to be called the rebel fighters rats. ironic, they say, that he was captured hiding inside a
drainage pipe. some say his death marks a new era for the country and the fight to build democracy is just beginning. >> melissa mollet, thank you. it looks like passing even small parts of president obama's jobs bill may be an uphill battle for senate democrats. a $35 billion bill that democrats broke away from the president's larger package failed in a 50-50 vote last night, 10 votes shy of breaking the republican filibuster. the measure would have given states 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. the president will be able to sign new free trade agreements today after rare bipartisan approval from congress. the long-awaited agreements with south korea, colombia, and panama were given the go ahead. south korea's president lee myung-bak arrived in washington last week for a state visit. it's the biggest free trade deal
since the north american free trade agreement in 1993. now to decision 2012 where president obama ais officially running for re-election in new hampshire. vice president joe biden filed the paperwork yesterday so the president is now eligible to run in the granite state. new hampshire is the first primary for the general election and is expected to be closely contested. vice president biden also used the trip as an opportunity to promote president obama's jobs plan. mitt romney has gained a valuable ally in the state of maryland. former governor bob ehrlich has been named chairman of the romney 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 capped dndid with the necessary experience to turn around the economy. a bill to redraw maryland's judicial districts will face a challenge.
governor martin o'malley signed it yesterday. he says it was to show population growth, especially in cities. but the republicans say it's a democratic attempt to steal one of two seats held by the gop. they have appealed to the justice department to investigate if the redistricting is constitutional. 5:07 now. 47 degrees. still ahead, a fairfax county man has been
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the day planner, sunrise 7:23. in the afternoon just into the low 60s. here's your weekend. partly to mostly cloudy. clear by midnight. in the 50s through the evening with a diminishing wind. a bit of a blustery wind this afternoon. a look at the weekend and next week in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic? starting with the rails, no reported delays on metro, the marc, or the vre. right now looks like all is well. taking bridges in our area, first with the american legion bridge, looping around to the woodrow wilson bridge, i'm not seeing any issues in either direction on the inner loop or outer loop. this is the sousa bridge you're taking a look at. also on the 14th street bridge, traveling from the 395 all the way to the 14th street bridge, heading into the city, not seeing any issues for you there. i'm back in ten minutes with another update. back to you both.
two montgomery county firefighters recovering this morning after being hurt while trying to control this intense fire yesterday. it started in the basement of the house on seven locks road. the owner of the home told news 4 afterwards that he's the one that caused this fire. >> i was moving this metal shelf, and i tripped over something, and the shelf went into the electric panel and just exploded. i mean exploded. god, i barely had time to crawl across the floor and get out of there. >> firefighters were treated for
heat exposure, and they are both going to be okay. more details are coming out about the ohio man who released exotic animals earlier this week. it turned out that terry thompson was deep in debt when he let go of more than 50 monkeys, tigers, wolves, and other animals. tuesday all of the animals were either captured or killed. court records showed thompson and his wife owed at least $68,000 in unpaid taxes. thompson was also just released from prison after serving a year for an unregistered gun charge. a fairfax man registered as a sex offender in trouble with the law again, accuseded of using facebook to lure a young girl to his mom. this is a news 4 exclusive you saw first on news 4 at 6:00. 20-year-old yusab joshi 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 while he took pictures. joshi had only been out of jail
a few months on a sex charge. another victim of joshi's who didn't want her face shown was surprised he was let out of jail. >> i was surprised. everyone makes an effort to make sure they keep this guy off the streets, and soon enough, he's out. what i learned is that he committed another offense all over again. i was sad that the law really protects these people more than the victim. >> joshi is held in the jail without bond. lawyers will finish testimony today with its last witness. a medical expert testified there was no way michael jackson administered the powerful anesthetic propofol himself the day he died. dr. steven schaffer said the singer was too drugged up hours before his death. dr. conrad murray is charged with manslaughter in jackson's death. the defense is expected to take just four days to call its 15
witnesses. the jury could begin its deliberations as early as next week. big question this morning out in california, is lindsay lohan a morning person? she has less than two hours to report for community service. 7:00 a.m., she has to check in at the l.a. county morgue. the actress was turned away yesterday because she showed up 40 minutes late. lohan's attorney said she was late because she didn't know which entrance to go in. her probation was revoked earlier this week. her hearing is scheduled for november 2nd to decide if lohan will get additional punishment. you might want to rethink your travel plans this weekend as 4 of the 5 metro lines will see delays as crews make repairs. on the red line, the rhode island avenue and brookland stations will be closed. the blue line will share one track between stadium-armory and addison road. the green line will share one track between ft. totten and prince jorngs plaza. and the red line will only run between huntington and mt.
vernon square, stopping five stations early. things should be back to normal before your monday morning commute. traffic alert for drivers in northern virginia this weekend. you can expect pretty big delays on 95 in springfield as crews repair botched road work. two lanes will close on 95 north near the prince william parkway as crews repair a 25-foot section of concrete that failed during the morning rush earlier this week. on wednesday crews tried to repair that concrete, but it crumbled, forcing pretty big delays as emergency repairs were made. vdot will make a permanent repair starting at 10:00. it should be done by monday morning. here is nelson cruz. and a comeback win for the texas rangers. >> the world series is all tied up. the cardinals were three outs away from winning game two, but texas clawed their way back and ended up winning the game 2-1. the series is now tied at one game apiece as it moves to texas
for the next three games. game three is saturday night. on the save. rebound, score! alex ovechkin. >> the capitals continue their winning ways, dismantling the philadelphia flyers 5-2. ovechkin scored twice, and goalie tomas vokoun made 40 saves to shut down the flyers. the capitals now a franchise best 6-0 to start the season. their next game is against the detroit red wings on saturday. >> go caps. john beck is getting his wish and finally getting a chance to start for the redskins this sunday. most of the positive ends there. the skins are considered underdogs against the 1-5 carolina panthers. what does that say? and the team has not beaten a rookie quarterback the last six times they have faced one. sunday they face one of the best rookies in years, cam newton. >> he's made a whole lot of plays. i think the beggest problem he poses isn't so much the scrambling, it's just his ability to keep the play alive.
little guys like me and other guys in the secondary, when that guy's coming at you, he's 6'5" and some change, 250 pounds. that's a different beast than trying to bring down a michael vick type guy, smaller guy. we have to get as many guys around him as possible. >> redskins are also facing injuries in their secondary and on their offensive line. the take on the panthers -- they take on the panthers in carolina at 1:00 on sunday. i'm still going to stay go skins. >> thank you. >> have confidence. that was a -- that story was kind of depressing. >> you know, after the whole quarterback controversy, a lot of people don't think john beck is ready yet. at this point, you've got to go with it. >> go in with a winning attitude. >> there you go. >> hopefully, it will do something good for the redskins. let's check in with the forecast. it's a winner in the weather department, tom. >> if that doesn't work out, eun is starting. you should see her scramble in those heels. >> put me in coach. >> temperatures around the region are chilly this morning. football weather.
hockey weather actually. down into the low 40s in many locations in montgomery, prince george's, arlington, fairfax counties. throughout most of the region, weather watchers reporting the 40s from the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches. right now reagan national at 48 degrees, near 50 right by the bay. the sky is pretty much cleared out. might have a few clouds around this morning. otherwise, lots of sunshine starting off your friday. here's your sunrise 7:23. we'll have temperatures by 9:00 in the low 50s, bright and sunny. a few clouds this afternoon into the low 60s. partly cloudy tonight. good football weather for all the high school games tonight. up around 60 during the afternoon after a chilly start near 40. another chilly day on sunday. a bit milder monday. here's a look into next week. looks like rain moving in for wednesday and thursday. danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> good morning. don't say the "r" word just yet, tom, for our next break. i'm not ready to hear the whole rain thing. the roadways look really good. i'm checking cameras. not seeing any accidents or
major delays at all. looking good. heading past bowie, continuing through the beltway and even through to the city, not seeing anything slowing you down just yet. live look right now, i-66 in virginia, clear inside and outside of the beltway as well as 95, no problems there. making your way up to 395, you are clear in both directions. now back to you both. >> thank you, danella. now to a news 4 exclusive. fairfax county dry cleaners closed up shop with the customers' clothes still inside. for days customers have been stopping by the action cleaners along annandale road in falls church trying to get their hands on their clothes. customers say there was a note on the door with the phone number. the voicemail is full and that note is gone. news 4 learned the department of consumer affairs is currently investigating three complaints from customers who can't get their clothes back. >> i just was so shocked to come here and find it completely empty. i bring my dry cleaning here for my husband every two weeks.
there's two weeks worth of suits and shirts that they have. >> the shopping center is slated for demolition. tenants have to be out by the end of january. the landlords say they heard the owner opened another dry cleaning business, but they don't know where it is. we'll soon be able to hear congresswoman gabrielle giffords speak for the first time since she was shot and seriously wounded. 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." the book comes out november 15th. the first lady of france has announced the name of their new baby. french president nicolas sarkozy and his wife carla have
announced the name is julia. it's the first baby born to a president in modern day france. sarkozy was attending a european debt crisis meeting in germany. sarkozy says mother and daughter are doing well. >> the way julia is spelled is giulia. i think that's a testimony to her roots, carla bruni. very pretty name. congratulations. coming up, the senate adjourns overnight without adjourns overnight without passing the president's
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big developments overnight on capitol hill. what happened in the senate that has the president calling it unacceptable. and new from overnight, people celebrate the death of moammar gadhafi. we have reaction from libyans right here in washington. good morning. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist in for joe krebs this morning.
welcome to "news 4 today" on this friday, november 21st, 2011 as we take a live look outside. coming up on 4:30. it's a chill y 47 degrees. we're way down. some locations low 40s. especially in parts of loudoun, frederick county, we're down into the low 40s. 40s in parts of fauquier, stafford county. arlington and much of prince george's county, the mid-40s now. near 50 right by the bay waters. away from the waters, many locations in much of virginia and maryland are just in the low to mid-40s. we've got a clear start to this morning, just a few clouds over the shenandoah valley and parts of west virginia this morning. and we will have the chill with us through the morning. sunrise 7:23. there's capitol hill under this clear sky with a crescent moon in the southeastern sky. by 9:00 we should be right around 50 degrees. by then too the wind may begin
to pick up. it did settle down last night. we did have the wind gust to go around 20 miles an hour later this morning and into the afternoon. by midafternoon we should make it in the upper 50s. a few clouds developing under a blue sky. climbing in low to mid-60s by late afternoon. by afternoon, the wind should diminish. looks like good football weather for tonight's games. we'll look at your friday evening planner in about ten minutes. danella, good morning. how's traffic? we have to head up to 270 because traveling 270 south just past 80 we have an accident. it's in the shoulder lane. already seeing delays right now. very slow heading out of urbanna as you make your way towards clarksburg. when you get down towards clarksburg, you will get a break. here's a look at father hurley boulevard. a little volume increasing, but no delays just yet. i know it's going to be changing, but i'm going to watch this road for you and let you know how it progresses. traveling 66 at waples mill road. seeing a little congestion right
around 50. no major delays just yet. as you continue from fair oaks and make your way inside the beltway and head into the rosslyn tunnel, it's clear, not seeing any issues for you. so far all are reported running on or close to schedule. metro, marc, vre, not seeing any issues just yet. now back to you both. >> danella, thank you. new overnight, a deadly stabbing in the district. this happened around 11:00 along eaton road in southeast washington. victim's name not being released right now. no arrests have been made. for the second time in a month, president obama's jobs bill has suffered a loss in the senate. this time it was a pared down version, signaling it may be hard for democrats to push through any part of the bill. nbc's tracie potts joins us now live from capitol hill with more on last night's vote. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: hey, eun, good morning. it wasn't even the final vote. it was a procedural vote on whether or not to move this forward, and they couldn't get that through. it was a 50-50 vote with two democrats, independent joe
lieberman, joining every single republican voting against this. this was the part of the president's plan that would provide $35 billion in grants to states like maryland, virginia, and others across the country to keep firefighters, teachers, first responders, police officers on the job. more than 400,000 of them, the white house says. in reaction, in a statement, president obama said this was unacceptable, that americans deserve an explanation on why republicans refuse to step up to the plate. republicans say they can't fund what they call stimulus 2.0. the government can't afford this type of bailout. that's how they describe it. of course, they objected to that .5% millionaire tax that, according to a recent ap poll, 62% of americans support. eun? >> tracie potts live on capitol hill for us this morning. thank you. libyans here in washington are joining people in their country to celebrate the epd of the dictator ship of moammar
gadhafi. crowds chanted and cheered outside the white house last night. no one questions that gadhafi is dead, but there are disputes over exactly how he died and how this will change u.s. foreign policy in the middle east. news 4's melissa mollet joins us from the news room now with more on that. melissa, good morning. >> good morning to you, aaron. that's right. there have been celebrations in tripoli. we've been look at that this morning. his death raises the question what is next? secretary of state hillary clinton said this morning it is a new era for the country, and the work to build democracy there is just beginning. a warning, though, the video we're about to show you is graphic. it was taken a bystander after gadhafi's capture. the fallen leader can be seen bloody and wobbling. rebels found him in a sewer pipe, moved him to a truck, and he was shot in some cross fire. some analysts say they don't expect a long term occupation like iraq and afghanistan, but u.s. officials worry anti-aircraft missiles are still
unaccounted for, and islamic radicals could capitalized on the chaos. >> we're going to see special forces. we are going to see intelligence operatives. we are going to be seeing drones, and we'll doing it in perhaps 10 to 20 places around the world. >> it's clear the nato mission is coming to an end. i'll leave it to nato to formally declare that. >> gadhafi is scheduled to be buried sometime today. libyan doctors and an independent third party outside of libya have verified his death, taking blood and dna samples. that information will be shared with the international community. aaron? >> melissa mollet, thank you. this morning the st. mary's county sheriff's office is investigating a deadly shooting involving a deputy. two deputies responded to a domestic assault call in hermanville. when crews tried to arrest the suspect, there was a struggle, and that's when one deputy says he was forced to shoot. the suspect died. deputy has been placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. a jury expected to begin
deliberations today in the case of a teacher accuseded of choking students in a silver spring classroom. susan burke testified in her own defense yesterday. she faces second degree assault charges in montgomery county. parents claim that burke choked, pinched, and scratched kids at green castle elementary back in january. burke said students sometimes responded angrily if she tried to discipline them, but she denied choking anyone. a new bill signed by governor martin o'malley that redraws maryland's congressional districts may soon face a legal challenge. o'malley signed it yesterday. the governor says he had the lines redrawn to reflect 2010 accept s census numbers that showed population growth in the suburbs, especially among minorities. republicans say the redistri redistricting is an attempt by democrats to steal one of two seats the gop holds in the house of representatives. they have appealed to the justice department to
investigate if the redistricting is constitutional. >> today live horse racing making its return to prince william county. rosecroft race way closed two years ago due to bankruptcy. penn national gaming bought the race way for $11 million this summer. there is speculation the company will make a push to get a license for slot machines and table games. that will mean approval from lawmakers and residents. racing starts tonight at 6:45. 5:37. 47 degrees out there. coming up, help is here for neighbors
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it's a cool little toy -- i mean, work device that i use to do official business. >> very serious stuff. 5:41. weather and traffic on the ones. meteorologist tom kierein is in the stormcenter. hi, tom. >> i want that one. it has pictures of eun making faces. good morning. it morning it's chilly. where's your fleece? you'll need it. right now we're down into the low to mid-40s throughout most of the region. a chilly 48 now at reagan national. we've got a clear sky. the autumn constellations are gleaming brilliantly. the afternoon and early evening clouds we had yesterday broke up overnight. now off to a clear start throughout most of the region. our sunrise will be at 7:23. it will be coming up in a clear sky. got that beautiful crescent moon now in the southeastern sky. there's capitol hill in the distance. right now just in the 40s. by 9:00 we should make it into the low 50s. lots of sun in the morning. during the afternoon, some clouds building, similar to yesterday. probably not as many. weem have afternoon highs
climbing into the low 60s. northwest breeze gusting to around 15 to 20 miles an hour. then that wind will diminish tonight. great evening coming up. good for high school football games around the region. we'll be down into the 50s through the evening under a mostly clear sky. chilly start to saturday. we'll look at the weekend and next week. the fall foliage report coming right up. danella, good morning. how's traffic? your lanes are open if you're taking the dulles toll road. a lot of green in both directions. if you're traveling on route 28, passing route 28, you can see here that we are clear. taking a larger look for you. no accidents as well on the dulles toll road. shooting over to the wilson bridge. i am seeing volume increase both on the inner loop and outer loop. your lanes are open. nothing is slowing you down. as you loop around to the beltway in virginia, here's the view at robinson terminal. inner loop and outer loop still clear as well. on the rails, however, i do see a delay. this one's on the marc.
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welcome back at 5:45. d.c. police are hoping surveillance video will give them some answers to a murder aboard a metro bus. investigators say these two men were caught on the bus' surveillance video. they're considered persons of interest in the murder of 22-year-old demetrius thompson. it happened at the intersection of alabama avenue and 23rd street southeast. thompson's family said things were just looking up for him when this tragedy struck. >> he had dreams. he was a teenage father, and all
he wanted was to take care of his family. >> police are now looking for the two men from the surveillance video. if you have any information, please contact d.c. police. a judge sentenced to schedule a prince william county couple in january after they admitted to barricading their three young children in a room. christina moore and michael roby pleaded guilty to child abuse and child neglect. they nailed drywall across their door in march because they needed a break. the children were 4, 2, and 2 months old at the time. prosecutors recommended drug counseling for the couple and probation. homeowners are getting help from prince william county after their homes were stuck on a sinkhole. the county has pledged $62,000 to help the homes be saved. the sinkhole occurred after the hurricane and tropical storm lee. it is now 35 feet deep, forcing
the families out of their condemned homes. members of occupy d.c. marched to union station last night. the purpose here was to protest walmart and northrop grumman. ceos from both companies were attending a $1,000 a plate dinner. they might walmart for workers rights' abuses and northrop-grumman for absorbing too much taxpayer money. metro lines will see closures or delays. on red line, rhode island avenue and brookland stations closed. there will be free bus services to get you to and from the next station. the blue line will share one track between stadium-armory and addison road. on the green line, line, trains share one track between ft. totten and prince george's plaza. and the yellow line will only run between huntington and mt. vernon square. things will be back to normal monday morn going to drive through northern virginia this weekend, expect big time delays on 95 in springfield. the crews are doing repair work
on botched road work. crews are repairing a 25-foot section of concrete on 95 north failed during morning rush this week. the crews tried to repair the concrete, but it crumbles forcing major delays as problems remain. authorities report no major damage to the san francisco bay area after two earthquakes. a 4.0 quake shook the region saturday afternoon. a second came around 8:15 last night. both came after a statewide drill called the great california shake-out. geologists believe a major 7.8 or larger quake will hit that region in the next 30 years. d.c. mayor vincent gray says he will ask the federal government for $15 million in emergency funding to help repair the national cathedral. mayor gray toured the grounds of the cathedral yesterday.
officials say the landmark sustained as much as $25 million in damage in the august quake on the east coast. mayor gray turned aside questions about federal money being used to fund a religious institution, saying the national cathedral serves as, quote, a living museum of faith in american history. a memorial will be held today in honor of the tenth anniversary of the 2001 anthrax attacks. tomorrow marks the anniversary of the second postal worker who died from anthrax exposure. the memorial will be held at the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception in september and october 2001, letters containing anthrax spores were sent to several news outlets and two congressional offices. 17 americans were affected, 5 were killed. the fbi believes bruce ivins was the sole suspect in the case. he committed suicide in 2008 before he could be tried for the crimes. you've got to take a look.
astronomers in hawaii showcased an amazing discovery as they witnessed the first direct image of a planet being born. take a look. it's believed to have started forming 50,000 to 100,000 years ago. astronomers work at the university of hawaii and presented it earlier this week as nasa's goddard space flight center here in maryland. they say the planet is being formed out of dust and gas circling a 2 million-year-old star. this is actually the youngest planet ever observed. >> they have to have a special eagle eye at the university of hawaii to notice this and track it. >> you have to realize there are people who do this. they make their lives looking out and seeing what's in space. >> detection technology has improved dramatically with the onset of computers over the next 30 years. we'll be seeing more of these types of things in the future. right now this morning we certainly have a view of constellations and stars overhead. right now a clear start at the reagan national airport. it's a chilly 48.
good morning. i'm meteorologist tom kierein. a southwesterly breeze shifting into the northwest over the next few hours. the fall foliage at poke color. you see the bright orange over west virginia and western maryland. gorgeous color from deep creek lake all the way down into southern west virginia and southwestern virginia, peak color there. in fact, we have some good color just farther to the east there, panhandle of west virginia around the shenandoah valley too. we're just beginning to see the color showing up here in washington. look at this photo sent into us by one of our viewers, john roddy, out in west virginia. look at that gorgeous color there. it's going to be looking like that this weekend out there. temperatures are certainly chilly from the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches. we're in the 40s this morning. near 50 right near the bay. it's in the low to mid-40s in prince george's, montgomery, arlington, fairfax counties as well. so a chill all over the region. clouds we had yesterday have cleared out overnight, and we'll have lots of sunshine this morning. as the day progresses, sunrise
at 7:23. going to be a chilly morning. so dress accordingly. we'll be bright and sunny, though. near 50 by 9:00. by noontime upper 50s. during the afternoon, the low 60s briefly with few clouds developing and a northwesterly breeze gusting perhaps around 15 to 20 miles an hour. the wipd shouwind should dimini tonight. partly cloudy to mostly clear. a chilly start to saturday. near 40 in the morning. great weather for all the games, up near 60 degrees on saturday afternoon and a few clouds in and out. partly cloudy sunday. chilly morning, afternoon highs cool. only the low 60s. on tuesday even milder. may make it up to around 70. big changes on the way midweek toward the end of the week as a front comes in bringing rain, it looks like, on wednesday and thursday. now, danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> good morning.
there's that "r" word again. i don't want to hear it, tom. not ready just yet. >> not ready for the "s" word? >> not the "s" word. not the snow. i'll take the rain for now. checking beltway for you, so far still seeing a lot of green in our area. i want to take you up to 270. there's where i still see the accident. not affecting your commute because, as you travel 270 south, it's in your shoulder lane just past route 80. however, delays, you know how they go on 270. slow from urbanna as you make your way towards clarksburg, it is a slow commute. the lanes open up from clarksburg, but i am start to go see volume increase just around falls road. so far, no accidents in either direction on 270. just volume is increasing. now, taking the trip out of dale city, heading towards the beltway. slow as you pass the occoquan, your congestion is building. in both directions, no accidents. op the rail, still seeing that delay. this one's on the marc brunswick east number 870 now. your delay is 14 minutes. now back to you both.
>> way too early for the "s" word, danella. 5:54. the highly anticipated steve jobs biography will hit store book shelves next week. the book will shed new light on the late apple co-founder. walter isaacson reveals that jobs offered new ads for president obama's 2012 campaign despite being highly critical of the administration's policies. the book also claims that jobs delayed potentially life-saving surgery on his pancreatic cancer because he felt it was too invasive. the biography of steve jobs will be released on monday. the federal 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 into that 401(k). that's $500,000 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 30% of workers
age 21 to 64 used 401(k) plans in 2009. dozens of d.c. schoolchildren took part in a so-called flash mob at the wilson building in front of mayor vincent gray. it is part of the 12th annual lights on afterschool event. it's designed to raise awareness about the need for afterschool programs. >> why aren't these kids in school. what are they doing there dancing? >> similar events took place at more than 7,500 cities across the country. they get an "a" for effort. love those kids. >> and they learned something. they're all in unison. >> the organization skills, teamwork. >> teachable moment. country music star leann rimes played a special benefit show last night for a cause that goes beyond the music. ♪ >> rimes teamed up with wmzq to
raise awareness for stand up for kids. this is an organization that aims to stop youth homelessness. >> a couple of the kids i got involved with a few months ago on the video, some of the kids from chicago, from my new single "give," and they just deserve a way out and a chance for a real future. >> a few hundred fans got to taepd the concert. rimes played songs from her new album, "lady and gentlemen" during the acoustic set. the football jerseys that created so much buzz could soon be hanging in your closet. the terps pride uniforms received national attention when they debuted at the terps' home opener this fall. some called them the ugliest in college football -- lebron james -- but starting in november, they will be sold in sporting goods stores across maryland. right now they're available for preorder online at umterps.com. the jerseys will run you about $70. >> and you like them, right? >> i do like them. i think they look good. >> would you wear it? >> if i had one -- >> if you will wear it on tv, i'll buy you one? >> seriously.