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coast is helping divorced women move on from their marriages and getting rid of all of their stuff. >> the women are holding a series of sales selling their high end clothing and accessories at a bargain price. it works like a resale shop. the divorcee gives over the items like jewelry, clothing, handbags, and shoes she'd like to get rid of to the divorcee sale. then a pop-up store opens for shoppers. the merchandise is top of the line. >> women get rid of things for financial reasons, emotional reasons, and it's really cathartic to clean out your closet. >> for now the divorcee sale is only in los angeles, but the owner hopes to bring it to new york soon. that means, i guess, d.c. won't be far behind. >> look out for those pop-up stores, whoa. stay with us now.
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news 4 continues at 5:00 a.m. the people of libya are putting the past behind them this morning after burying their former dictator. >> plus new stories of survival at this hour as rescue crews dig through the rubble in turkey after a devastating earthquake. good morning to you. i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, novemboctober 25t 2011. there is some fog that has formed, especially in northern virginia. some locations in parts of fairfax, loudoun, prince william, fauquier, down toward fredericksburg to near charlottesville have visibilities under a quarter of a mile. it's patchy fog, not widespread, but watch out for that. it's a chilly morning. we're down into the 40s in most locatio locations, but right near the
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bay it's low to mid-50s. we had those showers rolling through, replaced by a beautiful clear sky. sunrise at 7:27. by 9:00 low 60s. most of the fog ought to be gone by then. mostly sunny afternoon, highs reaching near 70 degrees. a beautiful autumn day coming up. a look at your evening planner coming up at 5:11. danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> good morning. let's check some speed sensors around the beltway. first, let's start out in prince george's county, taking the inner loop there as you make your way towards route 5. traveling at 63 miles per hour. taking the beltway, outer loop in montgomery county right now, 46 miles per hour. not so bad. and here's the scene in virginia, taking the beltway at robinson terminal, not seeing any problems for you there. in fact, inner loop and outer loop in virginia, you're clear. i'm back in ten minutes with a look at the rails. back to you both. >> danella, thank you. 5:02 now. new from overnight, libyan leader moammar gadhafi is now buried. news 4's angie goff joins us from the news room with
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overnight developments. angie, good morning to you. >> good morning, eun. libyan officials say that moammar gadhafi, his son, and a former aide were buried at dawn in a secret location. the bodies were taken overnight from a meat freezer in misrata, where they've been on public display. the ap source report says islamic prayers were read over the bodies. over the last few days, officials with the interim government have fought over what to do with the bodies until their decay forced them to make a decision. officials are keeping gadhafi's grave anonymous so it is not vandalized or becomes a shrine. like his burial, though, questions still linger about the dictator's death. the national transitional council promises to look into how gadhafi was killed. rebels say he died in cross fire after his capture. an autopsy points to a gunshot to the head suggesting he was executed. officials continue the search for his son and heir apparent, saif al islam, who is reported
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to be on the border of libya, attempting to flee. new from overnight, rescuers pulled more survivors from the rubble after that earthquake in turkey. rescuers found an 18-year-old alive. he'd been trapped for 32 hours. a 9-year-old girl was also found alive. crews are still holding out hope they'll find more survivors but more than 200 aftershocks are slowing down the rescue efforts. the death toll is now 366, but it's expected to go up. the 7.2 magnitude quake hit near the turkish border with iran on sunday. more than five weeks after the occupy wall street protests began in new york, another movement is springing up here in washington. organizers of occupy pennsylvania avenue plan to hold a press conference this morning and launch rallies in front of both the capitol and the white house tomorrow. these protests are aimed specifically at politicians, organizers say, and will be different from the previous occupy d.c. protest because demonstrators won't be camping
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out. the founder of the group say demonstrators plan on coming back every day for rallies until they see changes in d.c. this morning volunteers in virginia are asking for volunteers to help find a missing child. he wandered off at the battlefield anna park north of richmond. he was last seen wearing a red long-sleeved shirt, blue pants, and blue shoes. if you want to help search for the boy, show up at king's dominion amusement park main parking lot at 9:00. this morning jury selection will resume in the trial of the woman accused of killing her cowork her. brittany norwood is accused of killing her coworker jayna murray inside the lululemon store back in march. yesterday jurors were asked whether they could disregard the extensive media coverage of the case and make decisions solely on trial evidence. most of them stood when asked who had seen, heard, or read news accounts of the murder. and a rash of robberies in the past 48 hours in northwest
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as police looking for two different groups of suspects this morning. the latest happened around 7:30 last night on 11th and "s" streets. that robbery followed a number of robberies from over the weekend in the "u" street, logan circle, dupont circle area. police say the victim was approached by two suspects and threatened and that the suspects got away on bicycles. still, many living in the area say they haven't heard of the robberies. >> i think it's a really great area to live and walking down "u" street is really safe. i think people stay off the side streets when they're by themselves. >> my parents would be horribly upset if they knew i was walking by myself right now. so, no, i try not to. >> police say one group is believed to be two suspects armed with a gun. the second is believed to be a younger group on bicycles. after much scrutiny, the chevy chase club will not use a toxic chemical on its golf course anymore, according to "the washington post." you might remember that earlier this month, you might remember that several residents in the area of montgomery county were
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upset the chevy chase club was planning to use methylbromide to kill the weeds. this chemical can cause diz dizziness and lung damage, and the epa contributes to the destruction of the ozone layer. this morning the food pantry in dumfries is oreopens its doors. the action through community services or acs food bank had to close because they were out of food. last year they received $55,000 in donations in a week. the food bank will reopen today at 9:00. nice to see the community is coming to the aid of food banks like that. there are many more struggling as well. >> it's good to see indeed. 5:07 is the time. texas governor rick perry is planning to survive his slumping campaign. how he's plan to go cut your
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time is now 5:10. we have 50 degrees here in the nation's capital. beautiful scene as we look at washington all lit up. we're going to hear from tom kierein what kind of day we're going to have. >> a mild afternoon. getting reports of some fog around the region, right now not in washington or the nearby suburbs. however, in parts of northern virginia, we're getting some fog reports where the visibilities have been reduced down to as much as -- just down to a quarter mile in some locations. but generally from petworth to
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oxon hill, landover, center hill, not much fog. low to mid-40s in most locations. it's near 50 in washington and right by the bay. overnight, we had passing showers that exited a few hours ago. now we've got a clear sky over the region and over the fog, where it exists. and later today we'll have lots of sunshine. any of the fog around should be gone by midmorning. sunrise 7:27. by noontime into the mid-60s. near 70 by early to midafternoon. a delightful autumn day coming up. this evening, here's your evening planner for this tuesday evening. sunset at 6:16. by 7:00 into the low 60s. should be mostly clear to partly cloudy by later in the evening. by midnight, down into the mid-50s. a chilly start to wednesday and big changes on the way beginning tomorrow. we'll look at that, the rest of the week, and the weekend. that will be at 5:21. danella, how's traffic? >> good morning. if you're taking the rails, so far no reported delays on the metro, the marc, or the vre. all are looking good at this
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time. if you're traveling 66 westbound at chain bridge road, making your way past route 123, got to stick to the left to get by the construction that's taking up the right side. this should be going on until about 5:30. then it should be out of the roadways, and you should be clear. now traveling 95 in virginia, start to go see a little bit of action as you're heading out of dale city and making your way towards the occoquan. a lot of headlights. so far no major delays. in fact, traveling northbound and southbound, you're clear in both directions. now back to you both. >> danella, thank you. 5:12 now. 50 degrees. what president obama is doing tonight that
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no to decision 2012. this morning republican presidential candidate rick perry is unveiling his economic growth plan. in an op ed piece in "the wall street journal," he writes about his flat tax plan. he says cut, balance, and grow is his theme. he would offer a 20% personal income tax rate and a 20% corporate tax rate. he would eliminate the long term capital gains taxes as well as taxes on social security benefits and phase out corporate loopholes. perry's plan is different from fellow republican herman cain's plan. his plan includes a 9% federal sales tax while capping personal and corporate taxes at 9% apiece. president obama will raise money in san francisco and denver as he tps his three-day west coast swing. last night he had dinner with will smith and basketball legend earvin "magic" johnson. before the campaign events, president obama introduced a plan to help homeowners with
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underwater mortgages. the president says he will work with federal agencies to smooth a way for homeowners to refinance at a lower rate and allow more competition among mortgage lenders. the plan would also lower the closing costs and eliminate some refinancing fees. >> we can't wait for an increasingly dysfunctional congress to do its job. where they won't act, i will. >> to qualify, borrowers must have mortgages owned or guaranteed by government lenders fannie mae and freddie mac. they must also be current on their payments with no more than one late payment in the past year. later today, president obama will appear on "the tonight show" with jay leno. it will be his second appearance on the show as president and fourth overall. his last appearance was in march of 2009 shortly after taking office. president obama is the first sitting president ever to appear on "the tonight show." . you can watch it right here at 11:30 on nbc 4.
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attorneys for the new york city hotel maid who accused imf chief dominique strauss-kahn of sexually assaulting her say he is not entitled to diplomatic immunity from a civil lawsuit filed against him. strauss-kahn was initially charged criminally after a maid said he attacked her in his hotel room back in may. strauss-kahn's attorneys say the case should be dismissed because he had diplomatic immunity even though he'd already resigned as head of the imf when the lawsuit was filed. attorneys say, if he had any immunity, he forfeited it when he resigned. a nurse will take the stand for the second day in the trial of dr. conrad pluri. in the first day, dr. allen metzger testified that jackson had insomnia for years, and the singer asked him about sleep medications administered by iv. later a nurse testified she started treating jackson with natural sleep remedies four months before he died. she also said that jackson's own
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habits kept him awake. >> he loved to drink red bull, and i told him that all the caffeine could cause him to feel fatigued. >> 15 people are scheduled to testify for the defense this week. murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. starting today, the jurors in the casey anthony trial will no longer be anonymous. the trial judge ordered the jurors' names to be released. a few have stepped forward and spoken to the media, but the majority have remained kwi tqui. jurors found anthony not guilty in the murder of her 2-year-old daughter caylee back in july. anthony is currently serving one year's probation at an undisclosed location in florida due to an unrelated check fraud case. the nba is expected to announce that two more weeks of the basketball season will be put on the chopping block. commissioner david stern will
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cancel another 102 games through the end of november. these cancellations come after talks between players and owners broke down last week over a number of issues, including revenue sharing and the salary cap. owners say they won't come back to the table unless players agree to split the revenues 50-50. player representatives call that proposal, quote, intolerable. it was a meltdown for the baltimore ravens down in jacksonville. the ravens lost to the lowly jaguars 12-7 in something of a defensive battle with the ravens' only touchdown coming late in the fourth quarter. the mvp for the jags was their kicker josh scobee, who accounted for all 12 of their points. he also tied an nfl record with three field goals of 50 yards or more in a game. he hit two field goals from 54 yards and one from 51 yards to help his team with the upset. zoo keepers in virginia are asking for your help naming a 6-month-old endangered black footed ferret
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>> fun. >> it was born at the smithsonian conservation biology institute in front royal. the baby ferret, or kit, is the only native species in north america. viewers can choose from these names. matisse, rosebud, shirley, and cheyenne. talk about variety. >> call her shirley. what do you want, hon? >> voting by november 4th. from baltimore? >> shirley, the black footed ferret from baltimore. what do you want, hon? shirley. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones. tom, what do you think? >> don't call me shirley. and surely, you must be kidding. starting off this morning, we do have some fog around at this hour. it's in mostly northern virginia, and a few locations there have visibilities that have been reduced to about a quarter mile. elsewhere, we've got a clear sky after we had a few overnight showers. it's chilly. we're down into the low and mid-40s throughout montgomery
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and prince george's. arlington, fairfax counties. near 50 in washington right near the bay. eastern shore, low and mid-50s there. farther west, 40s to near 50 through much of the shenandoah valley and out in the mountains of western maryland and west virginia. there's the showers that came through overnight, and now we've cleared out. sunrise at 7:27. we will have our temperatures soaring today into the upper 60s to near 70 this afternoon. lots of sun. a delightful ougautumn day. tomorrow sun. in the 40s to upper 60s. chance of an afternoon sprinkle tomorrow. rain from time to time into the evening. highs low 60s. friday afternoon, partly cloudy, mid-50s. chilly weekend to follow. cloud y saturday. a small chance of a shower on saturday. sunny sunday and monday, still chilly. danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> good morning. right now we have breaking news. if you're traveling 66 westbound and you're trying to make your
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way to the dulles toll road to head towards the airport, that ramp is shut down due to an accident there. the best thing for you to do is continue westbound, get on the inner loop of the beltway, and then continue on to the dulles toll road from there. as far as delays go, delays are as you approach westmoreland street. again, 66 westbound, you cannot access the dulles toll road at this time due to the accident there. traveling 66 eastbound, have an accident at route 123. this is in your right shoulder lane. also blocking parts of the right lane here. and then if you're traveling 395, the commute is much better for you. i'll give you a live look right now at edsall road. traveling northbound as well as southbound, not seeing any problems in either directions, and you're clear all the way to the 14th street bridge. i'm back in ten minutes with another update. back to you both. >> thank you very much. 5:23 now. we'll find out today if the man who became known as joe the plumber wants to become joe the
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congressman. samuel joe wurtzelbacher say he'll announce today if he wants to run for congress. he became well-known when he questioned president obama about his economic problems. he has set a website to raise money. his statement of candidacy says he'll run as a republican in ohio's 9th u.s. house district. we're getting our first look at a new book by michelle obama. crown publishers released this photo for "american grown." the book will chronicle the first lady's creation of the white house kitchen garden. it will give readers ideas on how to create community, school, and urban gardens. she'll also discuss how improved access to healthy and affordable food can improve public health overall. american grown is slated to hit stores in april. all proceeds will go to charity. steve jobs is working on new apple products right up until the day he died, apparently. that's according to a former colleague who spoke to british newspaper, "the daily mail." sun, the president of apple's partner softbank, said that jobs
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called new apple ceo tim cook about the company's next product from his sick bed. the authorized biography of steve jobs by walter isaacson hit store shelves yesterday. jobs died earlier this month at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. a new study out this morning shows that tablets, including apple's ipad, are making inroads in american homes, according to pew research. about 1 in every 10 americans owns a tablet device, and most spend about 90 minutes a day using it. consuming news is the most popular activity for tablet owners, along with e-mail. social networking comes in third. the study also shows that we still are not willing to pay for news with just 14% of those surveyed paying for new content on their tablets. only one d.c. spot made zagat's list of restaurants in 2012. the list is out today. making the list, the french
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belgian restaurant marcel's on pennsylvania avenue. the survey also showed texans eat out the most, eating out four times a week. those in washington, d.c., average eating out 2.6 times a week. average prices per meal were also surveyed. americans spend an average of $35.65 when they go out to eat. is that alone? that's up about 30 cents from last year. >> it's hard to say whether that's for a family or a single person. today a house committee will hear testimony on whether online gambling should be legalized. americans spend billions of dollars a year gathering on the internet, but they have to use foreign websites because of a 5-year-old ban on online gambling. supporters say that lifting the ban would bring the taxes paid by gamblers back to the united states and create some jobs. critics worn of societial harm and question whether enough protections can be put in place for compulsive gamblers. a new trend out on the west coast is helping divorced women move on from their marriages by
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getting rid of all their stuff. >> the women are holding a series of sales selling their high end clothing and accessories at bargain prices. it works like a resale shop. the divorcee gives over the items, including jewelry, clothing, handbags, and shoes she'd like to get rid of. and a pop-up store opens for shoppers, and the merchandise is top of the line. >> women get rid of things for financial reasons, emotional reasons. it's really cathartic to clean out your closet. >> there you go. for now the divorcee sale is only in los angeles. the owner hopes to bring it to new york soon. i wouldn't mind checking out some of those designer duds in d.c. >> wouldn't feel it was unluckily stuff? >> i feel like i'm a lucky person. maybe i can change things around. it depends how bargain these prices really are, though. >> change the karma of that particular handbag. >> there you go. our time is 5:27. coming up, buried in the rubble for days. survivors are being pulled to safety this morning two days
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rescue crews pulled more survivors from the rubble in turkey after that devastating earthquake. burying the past in libya today as the country looks to a new future. >> good morning. i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, october 25th, 2011. we're going to take a live look outside at 5:31. 49 degrees. after some overnight rain, clearing in the nation's capital. the skies cleared out overnight. it is a gorgeous autumn morning. we have the autumn constellations, orion is visible this morning, jupiter is bright in the western sky. we do have some fog that has formed and actually getting reports of aurora borealis seen this far south. we've had the northern lights show up as there was a huge eruption in the sun yesterday afternoon that sent a bunch of these charged particles that hit our atmosphere and created an
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aurora overnight. it was seen as far south as central california and across much of the nation. right now low and mid-40s across much of the nation. a chilly start under this mostly clear sky. reduced visibilities in some locations down to about a quarter mile. those overnight showers quickly exited a few hours ago. temperatures will remain chilly here for another couple of hours. by 9:00, we ought to be in the low 60s. mid-60s by noon. upper 60s to near 70 during the afternoon with lots of sunshine. a terrific day coming up. a look at your tuesday evening planner. that will be at 5:41. good morning, danella. how's traffic? >> good morning. we have good news if you're traveling 66 westbound, trying to access the dulles toll road. the accident that's shut down the ramp is now out of the roadways, and the ramp is now open. however, traveling 66 east still seeing an accident at route 123. right now it looks like emergency officials are on the scene. there's a two-vehicle accident here. it's on the right side, stick to
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the left to get by. and they have an accident southbound at 270 at route 109. this accident is causing major delays. in fact, jammed all the way until you reach route 109. now back to you both. >> thanks, danella. new from overnight, rescuers have discovered and rescued survivors who have been trapped underneath all that debris from that massive earthquake in turkey. this good news comes as the death toll continues to rise. news 4's angie goff is in the news room now with overnight developments. angie? >> good morning, joe. more than a day after devastation struck turkey, unbelievable stories of hope. rescuers found an 18-year-old alive. he had been trapped for 32 hours. a 9-year-old girl also found alive. crews are hoping they're going to find more survivors, but more than 200 aftershocks are slowing down the rescue efforts. more than 300 people were killed, and the death toll is expected to rise. the 7.2 magnitude quake hit near the turkish border with iran
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sunday. officials estimate more than 2,000 buildings collapsed. help continues to arrive in the hardest hit areas like ercz, which is near the epicenter of the quake. police are swarming trucks, looking for blankets and food. police are looking for order to help the overwhelmed aid workers and desperate victims. google's person finding tool has helped relatives post information about missing loved ones, and people have begun posting on facebook pages asking for items in need and finding companies to deliver aid packages. >> thanks very much, angie goff, reporting live from our news room. also overnight, gadhafi's body was buried. the transitional council said his body was removed from a warehouse freezer and taken to a grave at a secret location. the national transitional council has called for an investigation into the leader's death. rebels say he died in cross fire
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after his capture. an autopsy shows he died of a gunshot to the head, suggesting he was executed. today another movement inspired by the occupy wall street protest that began nearly five weeks ago will launch here in d.c. protesters of occupy pennsylvania avenue plan to hold a press conference this morning and hold rallies in front of the capitol and the white house tomorrow. these protest,aimed specifically at politicians, organizers say, and will be different from the occu occupy d.c. protests because they don't plant on camping out. they plan to come back every day for rallies until they see change in d.c. this morning residents of hanover county, virginia, are looking for volunteers to help find a missing autistic child. 9-year-old robbie wood jr. wandered off at north battlefield park, north of richmond. he was last seen wearing a long red sleeved shirt, blue pants, and blue shoes. if you'd like to help search for the boy, show up at the king's dominion amusement park main
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parking lot at 9:00 a.m. this morning. speeding tickets could rake in $500,000 in just one month. the county issued more than 13,000 citations since putting up 14 speed cameras last month. violations carry a $40 fine. prince george's county expects to have 24 speed cameras in place by the end of the year. now to decision 2012. republican presidential hopeful michelle bachmann will need to hire new staff. bachmann's entire staff in new hampshire quit without notice. those five staffers blame her national campaign staff, calling them rude, unprofessional, dishonest, and at times cruel. they also mentioned that they've been working without a paycheck since last month. bachmann's campaign manager says they are not responding to comments and are focused on iowa. herman cain is addressing a new campaign ad some people are calling bizarre. the ad on youtube features the
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republican presidential candidate's chief of staff mark block. what block says is pretty standard. it's what's at the end of the ad that's raising a few eyebrows. >> we can do this. we can take this country back. ♪ i am america one voice united we stand ♪ >> okay. block smoking is creating some buzz about cain's stance on smoking. in the past, he's opposed smoking bans as a lobbyist with the national restaurant association. after seeing this ad, several organizations contacted herman cain's campaign thinking the ad is a spoof. cain's campaign confirmed the ad is legitimate. president obama expected to announce a change in federal student loans tomorrow. today lawmakers on capitol hill will look at student loan programs. a house subcommittee will hold a hearing on the federal government's new direct loan program. lawmakers want to make sure it's working as it's supposed to and
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will hear from an executive with the office of federal student aid. washington redskins are scrambling this morning trying to fill the holes after losing five offensive starters to injuries over the last two weeks. >> any time you have seven new starters from when you started, it's always a little different. on the good side, john beck was practicing with the scout team, and a lot of those players are out there now. so he's comfortable with it. >> that's the good news, i guess. among the newly injured are tim hightower. he's finished for the season with a torn acl. and santana moss is out five to seven weeks with a broken hand. starting quarterback john beck says the makeshift offense will have to learn on the job. 5:38 is our time. tough times forced them to close their doors, but one area food bank is now back
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throughout much of the region. near 50 in washington. we'll have lots of sunshine today after a little bit of fog we've had in northern virginia dissipates. we'll have the sun breaking out there too as the morning progresses. and right now a clear sky over capitol hill. sunrise 7:27. we'll be into the 60s by later this morning and near 70 during the afternoon with lots of sun. a dlelightful autumn day coming up. here's your evening planner, sunset 6:16. 60s through much of the evening. we'll be down in the mid-50s through the evening and partly cloudy. a look at the weekend, big changes on the way, in ten minutes. 270 southbound accident at route 109 out of the roadways. but as you're making the commute 270 southbound, still going to be a slow one. out of urbanna, you are bumper to bumper as you make your way towards clarksburg. passing the accident at 109, the road opens up. as soon as you get to clarksburg road, that's where you're not going to see any delays. a live look as you wake your way
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towards route 121 no problems. still seeing the accident 66 eastbound at chain bridge road. stick to the left to avoid it. joe and eun, back to you. >> thank you very much, danella. you could win a new sony blu-ray player courtesy of nbc 4. >> all you have to do is like our nbc washington page on facebook and sign up to win great prizes. we will pick a winner today and make the announcement during the 11:00 p.m. news cast. 5:43 a.m. is our time. aaron, you're all set. great, thanks.
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county, a food pantry that had to close its doors because it ran out of groceries will reopen at 1:00 p.m. the action through community services, or acs food bank feeds 40,000 a year. in one week acs received $55,000 in donations after word went out that they had run out of resources. police arrested sulaimon brown in september on charges of driving on a suspended maryland license and failure to obey. officers initially pulled him over for a broken headlight. the traffic charges come as authorities investigate brown in a hiring scandal involving d.c. mayor vincent gray. today montgomery county council will consider an alternative to the proposed sur few under consideration there. "the washington post" reports that a bill prohibiting loitering will target people who loiter or prowl outside or on county property. word comes as the county proposal appears to be losing
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support. that bill would require teenagers 17 years or younger to be off the streets by 11:00 p.m. on weekdays and 12:00 a.m. on weekends. a woman was caught stealing botox from a project in fairfax county. it happened monday at the mt. castle plastic surgery in reston. the woman walked into the practice, received botox, and took off without paying. when nurses tried to contact her, they discovered the woman gave a fake name, address, and social security number. police say it's not a criminal offense but a civil one. >> if he stole my tv, it would be criminal. since it was a service that bartered and sold, it's technically civil. >> it doesn't feel good for the practice. it's how we earn a living. >> the practice eventually got in contact with the woman, and she agreed to pay the fee of $140. the owner of mt. castle plastic surgery tells news 4 he plans on writing a letter to state
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officials asking attorneys for a former virginia lacrosse player who killed his girlfriend are now asking for medical records. george hewgley beat her to death
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in 2010. but they want the medical records for yardley saying she took a prescription drug and alcohol. governor mcdonnell is refusing to take no for an answer when it comes to disaster victims. he's requesting money for louisa county schools, two of which remain closed due to structural damage from the august earthquake. repairs are estimated to cost at least $31 million, and engineers say insurance won't cover the total bill. and mcdonnell also plans to appeal fema's decision to deny homeowners aid who suffered damage in the earthquake. the texas rangers are one game away from winning their first world championship. with the bases loaded in the eighth inning, catcher mike napoli hit a run to right field, and that brought home two runs and gave them a 4-2 lead. napoli made another big play when the rangers got them on a
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strikeout-throwout double play in the ninth inning. it heads to st. louis where the cardinals have to win to keep their championship hopes alive. >> uh-oh. >> uh-oh is right. this year's series has done more than give baseball fans drama and good games. it's reignited the debate over replay in baseball. there was a call in game three of the series that had more people calling for replay. the umpire called matt halladay safe after he appeared to be clearly tagged out by the rangers first baseman. there's the play. commissioner bud selig told the dallas radio station -- there it looks like the tag is clearly made. selig says the replay will expand a little bit in 2012, most likely to include trapped ball calls. and fair or foul rulings. it's not really clear. from that angle you can't see the ball touches the guy on the shoulder. the umpire was closer than that camera was.
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>> i know you think it's a part of the game, but what if it was a critical play? >> any call could be a critical play. if it's an out and they call him safe, that means they might score a run. if it's safe and they call him out, might not score a run. i think that any play could be critical. so i'm against it. it's a human game. let the human foibles and fallibility of it play out like it always has. >> is that the same with meteorology? >> that's right. we have the umpire's errors, and sometimes we give the meteorologist errors. >> you don't have many of those, tom. >> they have piled up over the years. >> we all make mistake. >> that's right. no one can predict the future. we can only approximate what might happen. >> exactly. right now it's 50 at reagan national, and we do have a little bit of fog that has formed under a clear sky. temperatures are chilly. right now it's in the 40s to
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near 50. so a chilly start this morning after we have cleared out. with the calm wind, we've had a few passing showers come through. that was a few hours ago. now they're gone. in parts of northern virginia, watch out for that. it's not widespread. we haven't seen anything on our cameras yet that show any fog. some of the rural areas could have fog around sunrise at 7:27. watch out for deer this morning. they're getting very active this time of year. low 60s. mid-60s by noontime, and upper 60s to near 70 by midafternoon. so a wonderful autumn day coming up. then this evening, we'll have a cool evening. should be low 60s early evening and partly cloudy. by midnight, should be down into the upper 50s. by dawn tomorrow, the upper 40s. a lot of cloudiness around on wednesday. maybe a little sun in the morning. by the afternoon, there is a slight chance of an isolated sprinkle perhaps tomorrow
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afternoon. and then a likelihood of rain moving in after midnight wednesday night. off and on through the day on thursday. probably ending thursday afternoon. highs on thursday only the low 60s. but even chillier friday morning, down into the mid-30s. during the afternoon on friday, just into the mid-50s and partly cloudy. over the weekend, there's going to be a coastal storm coming close to us on saturday. looks like most of the region will be dry. however, areas around the bay and points east might have a passing showers. otherwise, just a cloudy day saturday and chilly too, near 40 in the morning. afternoon highs mid-50s. sunday into the mid-50s after a chilly start in the 30s but bright and sunny, looks like a great day. monday, partly cloudy, near 60. here's a look at our traffic. good morning, danella. >> good morning. if you're traveling around glen burney on the roadway, southbound route 170 at dorsey road, have an accident there. it's taking up your right lane. let's talk about i-95 right now. traveling i-95 in virginia, your
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first set of delays start out in dale city, and they continue as you head north towards the occoquan. then you get a little break. again at lorton, i'm starting to see crowding as you head towards 395. continuing on to 395, getting a little busy at edsall road, but your lanes are open. not seeing any major problems heading north or south on 395. in fact, you're clear to the 14th street bridge. now back to you both. >> thanks, danella. later today coca-cola will announce it's going to put a temporary stop to producing red cans of coke. instead, the beverage company will ship out these special white cans in the u.s. and canada between now and march. the cans have the coke polar bear on them. proceeds will go to the national wildlife fund and the polar bear. the mcrib is back for a limited time.
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mcdonald's announced the popular barbecue pork sandwich will be sold in all u.s. stores through november 14th. the sandwich is usually available only in a few stores. the company says the response is so great last year that it decided to bring it back nationwide. the mcrib even has its own group on facebook. >> i'm not just saying this. i did not know, until you just said that, it was barbecued pork that was in the mcrib sandwich. >> if you eat enough of them t will make you tweet. >> our director, kurt nielsen said, do you think it's really? >> it's something. >> we'll never know. >> it tastes like barbecue pork. grocery shoppers may see a familiar face filling up paper or plastic today. mayor vincent gray will be a celebrity guest bagger this afternoon at the safe way on the southwest waterfront. mayor gray will be bagging for an hour long shift to help raise money for breast cancer awareness and prevention. it's located in the 1100 block of fourth street in southwest.
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you can win a new sony blu-ray player courtesy of nbc 4 today. >> all you have to do is like our nbc washington page on facebook and sign up to win great prizes. we will pick a winner today and then make the announcement during the 11:00 p.m. newscast. all right. the spectacular show in the sky overnight that we never get to see. and you don't need one, but this morning awe new reason to drink coffee. we definitely don't need one in the morning, or do we? why women may want to pour one more cup. >> go ahead, enjoy. taking a live look outside, we have some delightful weather today, right
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