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the victim's car. >> after finding physical and forensic evidence inside the deceased victim's car, miss norwood became a suspect. >> reporter: legal experts say the trial will revolve around motive and norwood's mental state. why would she kill her coworker? there are indications murray may have confronted norwood about stealing store merchandise. as to her mental state, while it's too late for an insanity plea, her emotional state can be raised as an issue in her defense. the lululemon store reopened after months. her family was here on that day. >> walking into this store was difficult. for me, i felt jayna wait right there with me. >> reporter: jury selection is expected to get under way on monday morning. we're told as many as 300 prospective jurors were called in. the process could take a day and a half. the trial could last up to two weeks. in bethesda, darcy spencer, news
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4. >> our time is just about 4:31 now. time to take a look at our forecast for what follows a wonderful weekend. >> beautiful fall weekend. >> joe is back. he has leaves in his eyes from leif peeping in western maryland. i guess the color was beautiful out there. >> it was absolutely gorgeous. >> we've got a lot of reports of peak color in the mountains now. we'll see our peak color here in about a week. good morning. right now it's chilly. we're down in low to mid-40s in many locations. it's 51 at reagan national. near 50 right on the bay waters. away from the waters, it's only in the mid-40s southern maryland, northern neck, eastern shore. mid-40s in montgomery, arlington, fairfax, and prince george's counties out in western maryland and west virginia now, the mid-40s, there's quite a bit of cloudiness around there this morning. over the last 12 hours, we've had clouds streaming in from the south. a few sprinkles are showing up
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now just to the west of the shenandoah valley just south of petersburg there in west virginia. sprinkle,tending to dissipate as they head off to the east. right now it's mostly cloudy in the shenandoah valley. from the blue ridge east, it's a partly cloudy morning. thin crescent moon just now rising, and we have our temperatures around the region holding steady here in the 40s for the next couple of hours. by 9:00 into the 50s. hit the mid-60s or so, maybe even upper 60s briefly by midafternoon. a mild afternoon coming up and a small chance of a passing shower later this afternoon or perhaps early this evening. a look at your evening planner in ten minutes. danella, good morning. how's the monday traffic? >> good morning. checking roadways for you. so far we look pretty good in our area. let's take the drive up to 70. if you're heading from clarksburg making your way towards the spur, not seeing any problems in either direction. here's a look at shady grove. traveling 270 north and south, your lanes are open. you're taking 66 in virginia, here's sully road. traveling 66 east continuing inside of the beltway, not
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seeing any problems there or either as you go through the rosslyn tunnel. now back to you both. >> thank you very much, danella. >> 4:32 now. we have a major traffic alert this monday morning. this will affect northern virginia drivers along interstate 495. the ramp from gallows road to the outer loop is expected to close. this is the nb side of gallows road. tracee wilkins joins us live with more on this closure. >> reporter: if you're heading northbound on gallows road, you're going to have problems. a sign here showing drivers what they can expect. vdot expected to close the ramp to 495 southbound so workers can remove and replace this old ramp. this is all part of the ongoing hot lanes project. they do have a detour for you. traffic will be directed to travel northbound on gallows road past fairfax hospital, right on arlington boulevard, and follow that sign onto the
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outer loop. that's going to be your go around all of this. for drivers that follow gallows road, you may be able to expect some delays this morning because folks are going to have to get used to this change. this is what it's going to be like for the next two weeks. a man is behind bars this morning accused of the deadly shooting of a taxi driver. 40-year-old domingo ezirike was found shot to death inside his cab at the corner of anacostia and pond street on saturday morning. police arrested rashad slye. a friend of ezirike tells news 4 he worked for the silver cab company. he was working late to make some extra money to help support his children. right now the sick new hampshire woman who was evacuated from the south pole to new zealand is on her way back to the u.s. engineer renee nicole douceur checked into the hospital in baltimore for observation. back in august, douceur began experiencing vision and memory
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problems while at the south pole research station. doctors say she had a stroke and should make a full recovery with proper treatment. right now in turkey, rescue teams are searching for survivors among the rubble of flattened buildings after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. the worst damage is in the cities of arkus and van. at least 270 people are dead, but they fear it could reach 1,000. they're dealing with very harsh conditions there. the extreme cold is not keeping many from digging through the rubble, including rescues by hand. it's paid off over the last 24 hours, but as this man says through an interpreter, waiting for word about loved ones missing is difficult. >> translator: we went to all the hospitals but haven't been able to find our friend, he says. i pray to god our friend has survived. >> the earthquake hit at lunchtime sunday, sending people scrambling into the streets. the hunt is on for a deadly shark that killed a texas man off the coast of australia over
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the weekend. 32-year-old george wainwright of houston was driving near perth on saturday when he was attacked. his friends tried to save him, but the bites were too severe. a surfer was killed in september, and a swimmer was attacked two weeks ago. australian authorities have now issued a catch to kill order for all great white sharks, and some are unhappy about the move because great whites are an endangered species. president obama is hitting the road again to present his jobs bill and set to announce new initiatives to boost the economy. the president will be in nevada today where he'll suggest a change in mortgage rules to make it easier for borrowers who face the loss of their homes to readjust the rates. another plan is a student loan initiative he'll unveil on wednesday in denver. neither of these moves requires congressional approval. so they could be put in place rather quickly. and the united states is likely to lose his aaa credit
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rating from another agency by the end of this year. that's according to a forecast by bank of america/merrill lynch. analysts believe that moody or fitch could downgrade the u.s. credit rating because of congress' likely failure to age on a long term deficit reduction plan. the move would cause further damage to an already sluggish economy. 4:37. new quarterback, same results for the redskins this week. a change under center did not help washington's defense as it allowed for more than 400 yards to the carolina panthers. panthers and skins traded field goals until the third quarter when carolina jumped out to a ten-point lead. the panthers led by as much as 13 at one point. late in the game, washington tries to make a comeback, but john beck gets intercepted. ouch. right there. that is the ball game. skins lose 33-20 and are now 3-3 on the season. >> i think john overall played very well.
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first time out. he's always going to have some growing pains. that's the nature of the business. but i think you could see his athleticism, his quick release. seemed like he was poised in there throughout the game. i got to do a better job getting these guys ready to play. we should have played better than we did. >> the redskins are now tied for second in the nfc east. they head north of tn the borde next week as they play buffalo. second time they've lost to a 1-4 team. not good for the skins. >> more like the same old, same old. >> too bad. after that great start, we were thinking playoffs. i still hope. you know me. eternal optimist. >> 4:38 is the time. ahead on "news 4 today," questions about gadhafi's death. who is now calling for an investigation as to what really killed the libyan leader. i will awaken you with a song.
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time for weather and traffic on the ones. good morning. 4:41 on this monday morning. i'm meteorologist tom kierein. around the region, we've got a chilly start from washington's shaw neighborhood to brandywine, oakton, laytonsville. near 50 right by the bay. 40s of western maryland and west virginia. just to the west of central shenandoah valley and the
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highlands of west virginia a few sprinkles, but they're tending to dry up elsewhere. sunrise not until 7:26. here's your day planner. by 9:00 mid-50s. we'll have some sunshine this morning. then a partly sunny afternoon. there's a small chance of a mid to late afternoon passing shower, and before then climbing into the mid and upper 60s. and then this evening we have a small chance of an early evening shower. after that, partly cloudy. mid-50s by midnight. a look at big changes on the way for the rest of the week. we'll look at that and the weekend in ten minutes. danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> good morning. let's go down to i-95 in virginia. if you're making the drive out of dale city, what we'll do is switch from 2d to 3d, and i'll show you your commute. as you're driving up i-95, not seeing any problems in woodbridge or lorton. as the mach the commute on 395, you're clear in both directions. not seeing any problems as you
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make your way from edsall all the way to the 14th street bridge. it's a clear trip for you at this time. now back to you both. >> danella, thank you. hundreds of people laced up their shoes or rolled out their bikes for the second annual icc bike ride and 5k. we watched this on sunday morning across the intercounty connector in silver spring. there we go. this is also a ten-mile bike ride. the state highway administration sponsored an event to raise money for the special olympics of maryland. >> good for them. what a great weekend to do that. 4:43, 51 degrees. still to come, a warning before checking your e-mail this morning. the seemingly innocent e-mail that may be in your inbox that could put your identity at risk.
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congressionwoman gabrielle giffords is in north carolina for the past two weeks. the congresswoman will get intensive therapy in asheville until november the 4th. giffords was last seen publicly in august when she went to capitol hill to vote on a debt limit bill. there is debate this morning over how libyan leader moammar gadhafi died. rebels pulled the former leader from a drainage ditch last week, and gadhafi was able to stand. nato is probing the possibility that he was executed. human rights advocates say the circumstances of gadhafi's death will set the tone of a new libya ruled by law or violence. as of monday, gadhafi's body had not been buried. instead, people lined up to see it in a produce freezer in the port city of misrata. they hope to have an interim government running within a month and elections within eight months. thousands celebrated the day of
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liberation in benghazi where months of fighting began. the national transitional council laid out a transition for libya. it includes caps on interest for bank loans and restrictions on the number of wives libyan men can have. right now the koran allows up to four. the reverend shuttlesworth will be laid to rest. he died at the age of 89. he helped establish the christian leaders conference with martin luther king jr. he was also instrumental in organizing the freedom rise in alabama that eventually led to the civil rights movement. he'll be laid to rest in alabama. there's notice about an e-mail that looks like official notice from the government but could wreak havoc on your computer. it looks like it's from the internal revenue service with an irs.gov domain. once you open the e-mail, the computer is infected with a
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virus. we want to remind you the irs does not communicate via e-mail. police and the irs are trying to figure out who's sending out the e-mails. there are concerns about the chemical in many plastics known as bpa. exposure to that chemical before birth can affect young girls' behavior. researchers from the school of public health studied young mothers and followed them for three years after their child was born. women with high levels of bpa were more likely to have daughters that are more susceptible to behavior problems. >> children had more depression, anxiety, hyperactive, and aggression. >> the study found no behavioral link for boys. it also found no link for children with bpa levels after they were born and behavior issues. researchers caution more studies are needed to look at the long term health effects of the chemical. a new study says women are more likely to suffer injuries in severe car accidents than
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men. it's possible because safety features are not tailored to women. researchers studied crash data from across the country from 1998 to 2008. seat belt restrained women are 48% more likely than men to sustain severe injuries in similar crashes. they also suffered more chest and spine injuries than men. women are generally shorter, lighter, and sit differently than men in cars. there could be a new hurricane in the caribbean by the end of the week. right now forecasters are tracking tropical storm rina that formed off the coast of honduras and nicaragua. the national weather service says the storm has winds of about 30 miles an hour now. they expect rina to gain strength over the next 48 hours. let's take a live look outside. 4:49. 51 degrees. a chilly start but a beautiful look at the nation's capital. we had spectacular fall weather this weekend. we'd like that to stick around. no telling.
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it's the end of october. meteorologist tom kierein joins us to tell us what kind of weather we're going to have. >> we had great pumpkin patch weather over the weekend. this morning we have just a few high clouds drifting over us now. the autumn constellations up there, or iion and a crescent mn under the eastern sky. the temperature right now at 51. that's actually the warm spot. elsewhere, we're generally in the 40s through much of the region. we have just a very light wind right now. as we look at the other temperatures, it's in the 40s in western maryland and much of west virginia, where there's peak autumn color, as well as right up along autumn drive. we've got about 50% of autumn color at peak now east of the blue ridge. temperatures there in the 40s. in montgomery, prince george's, arlington, fairfax counties right near the chesapeake bay,
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40s to near 50. away from the waters, low and mid-40s. central shenandoah valley. now over the last 12 hours, we've had the high cloudiness drifting in ahead of a cool front that is triggering a few sprinkles. right here you see this patch of green south of petersburg, west virginia, a few sprinkles there. generally, we're fine if they do move east. let's look forward over the next 12 hours. these areas of green are zones of potential rain through this morning. this afternoon there's a possibility of a few coming through later this afternoon or perhaps early this evening around 7:00 or so. could be a little band of sprinkles coming in. after that, we should clear out. by this time tomorrow morning, off to a clear start and chilly once again. here's how we're looking for this monday.
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6:00 we should be into the 50s and noontime mid-60s and partly cloudy by then. during the afternoon, quite a bit of cloudiness around. there is a small chance of a passing shower this afternoon as temperatures climb into the 60s. by dawn on tuesday starting off tomorrow morning down into the mid-40s. another chilly start but a mild afternoon tomorrow. we'll have quite a bit of sunshine around, a beautiful day. tomorrow afternoon highs mid-60s. as we get into tuesday, still mostly clear and another chilly start on wednesday morning in the 40s. wednesday afternoon, increasing clouds on another front and an area of low pressure coming our way. maybe some showers late wednesday night. it does look like a chance of
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showers. mid-60s. drying out into the weekend. partly cloudy saturday, highs in the mid-50s. sunny sunday, upper 50s. danella, good morning, how's traffic? traveling in d.c., this is new york avenue and bladensburg. clear in both directions. not seeing any problems along new york avenue. now back to you both. >> danella, thank you very much. >> 4:53 now. 51 degrees. coming up, lady liberty like you've never seen her. the spectacular new views from the statue of liberty you'll be
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able to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
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good morning. welcome back. maryland's black bear hunting season kicks off today. that's humans hunting bears, not vice versa. it continues through saturday. however, the hunt could end early if the quota of 55 to 80 end by this weekend. this year 160 hunters were awarded permits.
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each year they allow a limited number of bears to be killed to control the black bear population. apple will post a link on its website today showing the service, which was held last wednesday for steve jobs on the company's campus. the service was intensely private, and apple has not held any public services for jobs, who passed away october 5th. lady liberty is getting a high tech upgrade just in time for her birthday. the national park service is installing web cams on the statue of liberty's torch so you can enjoy the view from home. the five cameras will be turned on on friday during a ceremony marking the 125th anniversary of the statue's dedication. viewers will be able to see new york harbor and even read the tablet she's holding in her hand. the cameras will be on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. former "saturday night live" performer will ferrell is the recipient of this year's humor
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prize. >> he accepted the mark twain prize for humor at the kennedy center last night. he was all smiles when he appeared at the event. ferrell spent eight years on "saturday night live" before he continued on the big screen with movies like "anchorman" and "talladega nights" and those films. and all characters his friends say they wish they could have dinner with. >> i'm going with his "anchorman" character. i like ron burgundy. i'd enjoy spending time with him. >> i think it would be fun to maybe have dinner with the guy that was in wedding crashers, screaming for meatloaf. him and his mom and probably harry caray. to be honest, he took it to another level. >> maybe not the character running through the streets naked in "old school." maybe if he gets dressed, i'll have dinner with him.
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>> i'd like to just have dinner with him, forget the characters, right? congratulationses to him. stay with us. "news 4 today" continues with us right now at 5:00 a.m. a new work week and a new traffic pattern for thousands of area commuters. new road closure that could make your drive to work a mess. as you're waking up this morning, rescuers in turkey are digging through tons of rubble searching desperately for survivors this weekend's powerful earthquake. latest on those recovery efforts in a moment. good morning to you. i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" on october 24th, 2011. 45 degrees out there on a beautiful fall morning. meteorologist tom kierein will tell us if

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