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splitsville. joe is just broken up about it. moore tells the associated press it is with great sadness. >> i'll bet. >> and a heavy heart that she decided to end her six-year marriage to ashton kutcher. >> oh, the humanity. >> rumors about the split have been circulating on twitter for the past several months. joe has been following it religiously. and the couple married in september 2005. parting thoughts? you're killing me today. stay with us. "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. there's still so much more that god needs me to express to the world. >> for the first time we're hearing from the man accused of opening fire on the white house. plus another college's athletic department finds itself at the center of a sex abuse
investigation. >> good morning. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs >> and i'm eun yang. it is friday, november 18th, 2011. we're going to take a live look outside at 5:01. it's 34 degrees out there. my goodness. >> getting a little close to that 32 number. >> oh, my goodness. i brought my plants in yesterday to make sure they didn't freeze over. i listened tom. >> and they're happy for it too. and if you have your outside spig ot spigots still on, you want to turn those off too. in the rural areas we have dropped below freezing across much of the region in virginia, west virginia, and most of maryland. right now reagan national is at 36. the winds have begun to settle down. winds have been rather blustery all night. that's why the temperatures haven't dropped yet. now that the winds are settling down, the temperatures will plummet quickly down into the 20s under this clear sky.
there is jupiter live, an actual telescope view of jupiter and how it looks through a backyard telescope. want to thank david abbou, stafford county, for sending that to us. right now it's 20s to 30 through much of the region. it will continue to drop, maybe the mid-20s in the rural areas over the next several hours. sunrise at 6:54. by 9:00 the 30s still. ought to hit the 40s midday and during the afternoon. getting cold again tonight. we'll look at your friday evening planner at 5:11. danella, how's traffic? so far if we're taking the rails, no delays on the metro, marc, or vre. on the roadways, if you're taking i-95 from the occoquan making your way north, you're still in the clear. same thing if you're traveling southbound on i-95. if you continue on to 395, here's the view at edsall, still looking pretty good. traveling 395 passing edsall, making your way to thee enpenta,
and even traveling onto the 14th street bridge, you are in the clear. traffic is moving again after a seven vehicle pileup. this happened overnight on 395 near seventh street in southwest washington. no word on injuries, but we do know that three ambulances were called to the scene to evaluate the drivers. d.c. firefighters had more than just a condominium fire to deal with. they also had to deal with bad directions. crews were dispatched to the 2000 block to 15th street northwest. the problem is the fire was in the 2000 block of 16th street. fortunately, the fire did not cause too much damage because the crews were close to the actual location of the blaze. new from overnight, a jumbo jet had to make an emergency landing after it blew five tires during takeoff. this philippines airline 747 had to return to los angeles international airport. emergency crews helped all the passengers off the plane. no injuries have been reported. a developing story this morning in the white house shooting investigation.
we are hearing for the first time from the man accused of firing a gun at the white house, now charged with the attempted assassination of president obama. news 4's tracee wilkins joins us this morning with more of what's on that audiotape. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. we have new information. we now know the white house was hit nine times by the suspected gunman, according to court documents. we also have audio, as you mentioned, of ortega hernandez begging oprah winfrey to allow him to come onto her show. let's start with what happened in federal court in pittsburgh yesterday. yesterday in court, 21-year-old oscar hernandez was charged with trying to assassinate the president of the united states officially. according to court documents, police found a semiautomatic rifle inside ortega hernandez's vehicle with a scope and a range of well over a mile. officers also recovered ammunition, including three loaded magazines and nine spent
shell casings. the car also contained several additional boxes of cartridges. one witness said ortega hernandez wanted to hurt president obama and referred to him as the anti-christ and said he needed to kill him. earlier this week, secret service visited idaho state university and collected video of ortega hernandez. according to reports, ortega hernandez recently contacted a mass communications student there and asked him to record him for submission to the oprah winfrey show. hear now some of that audio. >> we have to live in fear of getting nuked because of what our government has dragged us into. i mean, think about it. we were never given a choice on what to do about this oil crisis. we were only given one choice, and that was to fight, or war. you see, oprah, there is still so much more that god needs me to express to the world.
>> reporter: as you heard in that audio, ortega-hernandez says there's a lot that god needs for him to express to the world. that's because he claimed to be the second coming of christ. we'll have that audio coming up at 5:30. back to you all in the studio. >> tracee, thanks so much. more potential alleged victims of former penn state football coach jerry sandusky may be about to come forward. two others tell the patriot news that they've been approached by several potential victims. many are still deciding whether to go to police. according to the attorneys, some possible victims say they were abused in the 1970s, and those cases may be too old to prosecute. sandusky has been charged with sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year span. he has denied all allegations. this morning another major college's athletic department finds itself at the center of a sex abuse investigation. this time it's an assistant basketball coach accused of abuse, and this time the school
is syracuse university. two former ball boys at the school say that assistant coach bernie fein molested them for years back in the 1980s. police are now investigating those accusations. the school's put fein on administrative leave. syracuse says it conducted its own investigation into the claims years ago but could not find any witnesses to corroborate any of the allegations. syracuse coach jim boeheim issued a statement saying, "i have known bernie fine for more than 40 years. i have never seen or witnessed anything to suggest he was involved in the activities alleged. had i seen or suspected anything, i would have taken action. bernie has my full support." today virginia county families will petition fema for help. residents of the mineral trailer park will seek relief.
66 homes were condemned following the flood two months ago. residents of the trailer park say at least 15 families have not received any financial support, and many are still without permanent housing. a volunteer says, if this were an affluent neighborhood, there would have been an immediate response. time is 5:08. getting life back to normal months after the earthquake. help is now arriving for students at one hard hit
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the national gallery of art at the sculpture garden today. more than 65,000 people strapped on skates last year to enjoy the outdoor rink. that's through the entire season, not all in one day. visitors who do go skating this weekend will receive a coupon for a free cup of hot chocolate. the rink will stay open until march 11th, as long as it stays cold enough. >>ed could be a good week to be out at the sculpture garden. 5:11. time for weather and traffic on the ones. our storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein tells us about this very cold weather, tom. >> cold enough for ice skating this morning. we've cleared out overnight. in fact, might be able to see one of the leonid meteors streaking through the sky predawn this morning. it is clear, and it is cold with temperatures down to the upper 20s now in much of virginia and maryland. the rural areas outside the beltway. closer to the beltway and inside the beltway, we're in the low to mid-30s as well as right near the chesapeake bay. for today, lots of sun.
sunrise at 6:54. temperatures climbing into the 40s during the afternoon. sunset at 4:52. overnight tonight under a clear sky, we'll be right back down into the 30s. the winds will be diminished. by midnight we should be down into the mid-30s. another cold start tomorrow morning. we'll look at the weekend forecast and into next week. that will be at 5:21. danella, how's traffic? >> good morning. still seeing a lot of green in our area. if you travel i-95, making your way from route 32 towards the beltway, you're clear in both directions. same thing with bw parkway, not seeing any issues there. if you're traveling the 50, here's the view from bowie, seeing green in both directions. a live look at lottsford vista. again, not seeing any accidents for you. i'll give you a travel speed. if you're traveling on 50, making your way westbound from the beltway heading towards bw parkway, you're at 57 miles per hour. if you continue into the city and head on to new york avenue, here's a view of new york and bladensburg. not seeing any issues here
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new from overnight, we learned secretary of state hillary clinton will head to myanmar next month. it will be the first official visit by a u.s. secretary of state in more than 50 years. president obama announced the trip in bali, where he is attending a summit of east asian nations. the president hopes to seize a
historic hope for progress in the country. he says he's seen glimmer of hope after years of darkness. the president and the philippines announced an alliance on security matters to look out for each other. they're talking about the north china see, a key trade route that's cause d problems witin t area. the department of homeland security and congressional leaders approved herman cain's request for secret service yesterday. he's the first republican candidate to receive secret service protection. this morning we're getting a sense of just how big the occupy movement's day of action was yesterday. more than 300 people nationwide were arrested during protests and demonstrations. most of them were in new york where more than 1,000 protesters gathered in the financial district. other demonstrations took place in los angeles, las vegas, and
boston, among other cities. >> show them what democracy looks like! >> here in the district occupy d.c. protesters and activists from other groups marched from mcpherson square to the key bridge. some demonstrators say they chose the key bridge to draw attention to the nation's crumbling infrastructure. it did not impact the evening commute, and no one was arrested. congress avoids another government shutdown bypassing another spending bill days before they ran out of money. the house passed the bill 298 to 121 before it cleared the senate late last night 70-30. it will fund five cabinet agencies through the rest of the year and fund the rest of the government through december 16th. it does not include, however, president obama's stricter nutrition guidelines for school lunches, and republicans say it includes more spending than they wanted. meanwhile, congress has
voted not to fund mr. obama's signature high speed rail program. republicans are claiming credit for ending all future projects, but billions of dollars still in the pipeline will ensure that work will continue on some projects, and it's still possible that money from another program could be steered to high speed trains. 5:19 now. it's a family affair in prince george's county. police are investigating a bank robbery involving siblings. authorities say kadisha and sakir taylor walked into the m&t bank in forestville a week and a half ago and walked off with a substantial amount of money. there was no getaway car because they live on the same street as the bank. kadesha has been arrested, but police are still looking for shakir and believe he may be connected to other bank robberies in the area. nearly two months after the east coast earthquake, help is starting to roll into the area. fema is bringing in portable
classrooms to be used at louisa high school in virginia. the high school has been closed for repairs. the students have been sharing space at a nearby middle school. they hope to move into their new classrooms soon. >> who would have ever thought we'd be relieved to see modular units coming in to be located in front of our high school in? but it is because it means progress to us. >> before the students can move into the new classrooms, the portable units still need furniture, electricity, plumbing, fire security, and the internet. school leaders say they're relieved federal help is available, but it also means a lot of paperwork for them. there's still no word how much the repairs will cost or when the work will be done. school leaders hope to reopen the high school for good in 2015. >> still a long way to wait for those children. that's a long time before the school reopens. we are 5:21. tom says a warning to everyone.
some guy named leonid may be streaking tonight s that what you said? >> the leonid meteors are streaking through our sky this morning. take a few minutes to look at the sky. you might see some bright streaks coming through. this is the annual leonid meteor shower. we cleared out after the showers we had yesterday. right now we've got a clear sky. the november constellations are just beautiful this morning. temperatures are cold. it's gotten down below freezing just outside the beltway, most regions, except much of southern maryland, maybe a little bit above freezing there. upper 20s to just near 30. bright sun, we should climb into the upper 40s. overnight tonight, we'll be down in the 30s through the evening and by dawn tomorrow, the upper 20s. during the day on saturday, bright and sunny. afternoon highs around 50. great weather for all the high school and college games today, tonight, and tomorrow. on sunday increasing clouds,
highs near 60. monday, back to work and school. looks like we could have clouds around with perhaps a few showers. greater chance of passing showers on tuesday. maybe a lingering shower through midday wednesday for the great getaway day. wednesday getting chillier. for thanksgiving day, looking bright and sunny. if you're going to the game on sunday, it's the skins and cowboys at fedex field, and there should be great weather for the game on sunday. kickoff just past 1:00, should be upper 50s. bright and sunny with a light breeze. danella, how's our morning commute? so far, if you're taking the rails, looking pretty good. no reported delays on the metro, marc, or vre. on the roadways, still seeing a lot of green in our area. that means no delays. not seeing any accidents for you if you're making your way around the beltway. want to show you the beltway at colesville road. earlier construction on the right side of the roadway. only left was getting by. right now that construction is up, and you look good on the
inner loop as well as the outer loop of the beltway. taking the beltway in virginia, here's a view at robinson terminal. no issues here on the inner loop and outer loop either. as you make your way from the 95 interchange and head towards the dulles toll road, you're at 60 miles per hour. joe, back to you. >> thank you very much, danella. some station closures on metro this weekend could keep you from getting to the airport on time. crystal city, national airport, and braddock road stations on the blue line will all close at 10:00 tonight, and they won't reopen until monday morning. free shuttle buses will run between the king street and pentagon city stations. and metro is also providing an express shuttle from metro center straight to reagan national airport to help travelers catch their flights. in addition, trains will be single tracking on the red line between the dupont circle and judiciary square station, on the blue line between the stadium armory and addison road station, and on the orange line between boston and the east falls church stations. all that overtime to make
safety improvements is raising some concerns that some metro employees may be overworked. a new survey finds some train operators are on the clock for 15 and 16-hour shifts. a metro spokesperson tells wtop that, while rare, when those operators do work long shifts, they're not behind the controls the entire time. in the same report, most of the employees surveyed reported unsafe working conditions, and 60% say they have witnessed safety violations. this november has not been one to remember for the caps, and now they are reeling from their first three-game losing streak of the season. caps' high flying offense was shut down by the winnipeg jets last night in a 4-1 loss. it started off well with the caps getting on the board first with a pretty goal from alexander semin. but it was downhill after that. the jets scored four unanswered goals, three of them in the second period. caps try to get back to their winning ways saturday in toronto. come on.
let's go caps. tiger woods' struggles in the presidents cup continues. he and fellow american dustin johnson lost in day two of the tournament, which pits the u.s. against golfers from everywhere else in the world except europe. tiger is now 0 li-2 for the fir time ever in the event. his poor play hasn't hurt his team too much. the u.s. leads the presidents cup 7-5. 5:25 is the time. a group of university of maryland students are in the record book for their best wright brothers impersonation. engineering students now hold the record for the longest flight for a human powered helicopter. this was on youtube from july when they got off the ground for 54 seconds. the video was already certified, but the team is working on a lighter, more efficient vehicle. they hope to have that ready by spring. for countless military families in our area who have loved ones serving abroad, there can be real sadness this time of
year around the holidays. >> one local airman made it home from korea in time for thanksgiving, and with a little help staged a big surprise for his daughters at their school. >> oh, my god! >> is there anything sweeter? colonel steven williams walked into the cafeteria at south lakes high school in reston. his unsuspected daughters, ashley and amanda, were having lunch there. the big surprise was coordinated by colonel williams wife and school staff. williams also got home in time to see his youngest daughter play in her first basketball game. >> that's great. welcome home. enjoy the holidays just in time for thanksgiving. that's great. >> love those reunions. >> our time right now, 5:26. coming up, a scare in the skies on the way to new york. why a pilot's bathroom break had some worried about a possible
nks for the first time we are hearing comments from the man charged with trying to assassinate president obama. alert overnight at the university of maryland at one of the school's residence holes. >> good morning. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm joe krebs. it is friday, the 18th of november. taking a live look outside. beautiful skies. chilly, though. 35 degrees. getting pretty close to freezing, tom. >> it is. and our director kurt nielsen's wife brought all the plants in and put kurt out. good move, lois. >> lois is giving me some ideas. >> a cold night for kurt. here for us this morning, we're starting off with temperatures right near the freezing mark just inside the beltway. right outside the beltway it is freezing. reagan national at 36. it's very dry as well. keep the skin lotion handy. we've got a very light wind. a couple of hours ago, it was
rather blustery. most temperatures are above freezing. now that the winds have died down under this clear sky, the temperatures are down as well. it is just near 30 in montgomery county, in loudoun county, and around the blue ridge, shenandoah valley. a few locations have dipped down to the upper 20s as well as out in the mountains. arlington and fairfax, a little below freezing. prince george's county, low to mid-30s. sunrise 6:54. we'll have bright sun today, temperatures climbing into the 40s by early to midafternoon. maybe briefly touch the upper 40s. danella, how's our traffic now? roads are looking really good if you're traveling i-95 in virginia, we'll take the commute together. heading out of dale city on the beltway, green in both directions. nothing slowing you down. here's the view from fairfax county parkway traveling north towards 395, lanes are open.
southbound you're in the clear as well. travel speed from the occoquan bridge to the beltway, right now you're at 61 miles per hour. not so bad. slight delay on the marc, camden south train number 841, just five-minute delay. metro and vre running on or close to schedule. new from overnight, a jumbo jet made an emergency landing after it blew five tires after taking off. this philippine airline 747 had to return to the international airport. emergency crews helped all the passengers off the plane. no injuries have been reported. we're hearing for the first time from the man accused of firing that gun at the white house. he's now charged with attempted assassination of the president. news 4's tracee wilkins joins us with more on what's on that audiotape and the latest on the investigation. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, joe.
a lot of new information this morning. first of all, we found out through court records yesterday it appears he may have fired as many as nine shots at the white house on november 11th. that was last friday. according to court documents as well, we now also know that ortega hernandez had bagged the oprah winfrey show for an opportunity to be interviewed. we have the audio of that request to happen. let's start with what happened in federal court. yesterday in court 21-year-old oscar ortega hernandez was charged with trying to assassinate the president of the united states. according to court documents, police found a semiautomatic rifle inside of ortega hernandez's vehicle with a scope and a range of well over a mile. officers also recovered ammunition, including three loaded magazines and nine spent shell casings. the car also contained several
spent cartridges. ortega-hernandez want referred to president obama to friends as the anti-christ and said he wanted to kill him. accord to go reports, ortega-hernandez recently contacted a mass communications student and asked him to record him for submission to the oprah winfrey show. hear now some of that audio. >> it's not just a coincidence that i look like jesus. i am the modern day jesus christ that you all have been waiting for. so i ask you, oprah, i'm begging you, oprah, please cast me onto your show, oprah. it is so crucial that the world hears god's word. >> reporter: we also learned in court yesterday they now believe that ortega-hernandez actually stopped his vehicle here on constitution avenue and then fired at the white house, which is now dark right now. they're saying that's what he
did. initially, they thought maybe he sped by and fired as he drove by. now, again, he is facing official charges for an attempted assassination of a u.s. president. he could face up to life imprisonment. traffic is moving again after a seven-vehicle pileup. it happened overnight on 395 and seventh street in northwest washington. three ambulances were called to the scene to evaluate the drivers. university of maryland police are looking for two men who they say robbed a student on campus. they say the student was walking near cecil hall late last night when two men in masks approached him. one of the suspects had a knife. the victim was not injured, and he got just a very vague description of the suspects. bad directions caused d.c. firefighters to arrive late to a fire at a condominium. crews were dispatched at the
2000 block of 15th and "u" streets northwest. problem was the fire was on 16th street. fortunately, the fire did not cause too much damage because the crews were pretty close to the actual location of the blaze. now to a developing story in hollywood. homicide detectives reopen their investigation into the death of actress natalie wood. it's been nearly 30 years since she drowned in the waters off southern california. wood died in 1981 after a night of partying with her husband robert wagner and actor christopher walken. they were on the couple's yacht. investigators say they've received new information about her death. it had previously been ruled an accident. wood is known for her roles in "miracle on 34th street," "west side story," and "rebel without a cause." more potential victims of former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky may be about to come forward. two attorneys tell the harrisburg patriot news they've been approached by several
potential victims, many of whom are still deciding whether to go to police. according to attorneys, some of the possible victims say they were abuseded in the 1970s, and their cases may be too old to prosecute. sandusky is charge the with sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year span. he denies the allegations. police are still investigating a shooting in northwest washington. it happened near 14th and "r" streets. a man was shot in the back and rushed to the hospital. police say the shooting did not appear to have anything to do with the nearby whitman walker clinic. and this morning a state department federal agent is charged with murdering a man in hawaii and remains in jail. 27-year-old christopher dede is charged with second degree murder. the arlington man is accused of shooting a 23-year-old man at a mcdonald's restaurant on waikiki beach. he was in hawaii getting ready for the asian pacific cooperation summit that was held there. his arraignment will be held on
monday. some county residents are seeing red over one pro tolls to build metro's purple line station in bethesda. they're angry part of the popular crescent trail might have to be moved from a tunnel over wisconsin avenue to an elevated path because the tunnel isn't large enough to accommodate the purple line's light rail trains and pedestrian traffic. they say moving the trail above ground would be too dangerous to walkers, joggers, bikers, and commuters who use it in downtown bethesda. time is 5:38. we have 34 degrees. cold out there. a new potential scandal involving college athletics. the sex abuse alwayslegations t have one assistant coach taking
dry mouth is uncomfortable. it can also lead to serious dental problems. [ male announcer ] new act total care dry mouth is alcohol-free and has fluoride to strengthen teeth. stronger teeth and dry mouth relief. good morning. time for weather and traffic on the ones. it's 5:41 on this friday morning. i'm meteorologist tom kierein in stormcenter 4. the sky has cleared out overnight. might see one of the leonid meteors streaking through the sky. the constellations are up under
this clear sky. the temperatures are down. into the 20s in much of virginia and parts of maryland. closer to washington, it's right near the freezing mark. around the beltway in washington, it's right near the mid-30s as well as by the bay. away from the waters, it's at or below freezing. throughout the day, we'll be climbing into the 40s this afternoon with bright sunshine. overnight tonight, we will be under a clear sky right back down into the mid-30s by midnight. a cold start to saturday. a look at the weekend and into next week at 5:51. danella, how's traffic? still a pretty good commute for most of you traveling this morning. taking the trip up i-270, still seeing green in both directions making your way from urbanna to the 270 spur. volume is increasing here, but your lanes are open. i'm not seeing any major delays just yet as you continue to travel southbound here. travel speed for you about 63 miles per hour as you make your way from the spur beltway. 66 east you're clear as you make your way from the beltway inside
welcome back. allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor have hit another university. syracuse university are investigating allegations against an assistant basketball coach there. melissa mollet is live in the newsroom with the latest. melissa, good morning. >> good morning. officials are in the early stages of the investigation. longtime assistant basketball coach bernie fine is on administrative leave. the allegations made by step brothers who served as ball boys in the '80s and '90s. one said it started in sixth or
seventh grade and lasted into his early 20s. he claims it happened at fine's home on the syracuse campus and on team road trips. the brother also says fine abused him. one of the brothers went to police in 2003 but was told the statute of limitations to prosecute has run out. the school conducted its own investigation into the allegations then but found nothing. syracuse head coach jim boeheim issued a statement that reads, "i have known bernie fine for more than 40 years. i have never seen or witnessed anything that would suggest he's been involved in any of the activities alleged." the school has not commented, but they will cooperate fully with this new investigation. the brothers said the penn state scandal compelled them to tell their story. eun? >> melissa mollet live in the newsroom. melissa, thank you. a florida organization is asking for investigation into what it claims are civil rights abuses by the virginia state police. the florida civil rights organization says two troopers use the excessive force, racial
slurs, and ethnic jokes while questioning a woman after an accident back in july. the group distributed a state police dash cam video as evidence of the incident. virginia state police have not commented on the alleged abuse. a broken lock nearly caused a crisis on an airplane on a flight heading from north carolina to new york wednesday night. the pilot had to use the rest room. he got stuck inside the tiny bathroom because of a faulty lock. a passenger tried to help the pilot, but when he went to the cockpit door to alert the copilot, the copilot became suspicious. >> the captain has disappeared in the back, and i have someone with a thick foreign accent trying to access the cockpit, and i've got to deal with the situation. what i'm being told is he's stuck in the lav, and someone with a thick foreign accent is giving me a password to access the cockpit, and i'm not about to let him in. >> air traffic controllers didn't take any chances, putting the fighter jets on stand by. finally, the flight attendant
who was in the cockpit, as a security procedure when the pilot is out, left the cockpit and freed the pilot. security chief mike leggett has threatened to veto a bill allowing big box stores to coordinate with community officers. the bill would require big chains like walmart and costco to make an agreement with at least three recognized community groups. the proposal comes as walmart considers building stores in aspen hill and rockville. today prince william county families affected by flooding will petition fema for help. residents of the holly acres trailer park are planning to gather outside fema headquarters in d.c. demanding they reverse the decision to deny relief to flood victims of tropical storm lee. residents say at least families have received no financial support and many are still without permanent housing. a volunteer says f this were an affluent neighborhood, there would have been an immediate response by fema. nearly three months after
the east coast earthquake, federal help is beginning to roll into the hardest hit area. fema began delivering trailers that will be used as portable classrooms at louisa county high school in mineral, virginia. the 5.8 magnitude quake caused so much damage to the high school, it's been closed for repairs. the high school students have been sharing space at a middle school. before the students can move into the new classrooms, the portable units need furniture, electricity, plumbing, fire security systems, and internet connections. school leaders are relieved that federal help is available. it also means a lot of paperwork, and then there's still no word on how much the repairs will cost and when the work will be done. school leaders say they hope to reopen the high school by 25015. it's been a fairly comfortable fall, but this morning winter seems to have arrived even though it's only november. temperatures started dropping quickly last night with some areas even dropping below freezing in the overnight hours. it has some people on the
streets of washington shivering, especially those who weren't quite prepared for the cold snap. but it also is making for an uncomfortable working situation for those who have to be outside like this washington gas crew. >> got to keep the utilities going so everybody who is at home, they can continue to have the amenities to help people. >> may not be a good day to have hot coffee on the stoop unless it's really hot coffee. >> we honor those utility crews that are out there and have to be out there. >> the people who have to work outside. >> that's right. good morning. when you walk fifi, she will be shivering this morning and giving you that imploring look, why are you doing this to me? get me back inside. right now at reagan national, it's at 36 and very dry. keep the skin lotion handy. we've got a light breeze. it's been rather blustery overnight. kept the temperatures elevated for a while. now that the winds have calmed down under this clear sky, it has gotten cold. we're down into the upper 20s to
just near 30 across most of virginia and maryland. montgomery county is right near 30. so is fairfax county and arlington right near the freezing mark in washington. we're in the mid-30s, and it's near freezing in prince george's county and much of southern maryland, northern neck, and eastern shore, except right on the water. sunrise at 6:54. temperatures 30s through the morning. bright and sunny day today. highs climbing into the mid and upper 40s by later this afternoon. then a cold night tonight. sunset at 4:52. going to be clear. but it will be cold for all the high school games tonight in the 30s. and then by dawn saturday, down into the 20s again. sunny tomorrow. highs reaching near 50. then increasing clouds on sunday. cowboys game up near 60 with a light wind. monday, back to work and school, clouds in. maybe a passing shower. greater chance of a few passing showers, looks like, on tuesday. perhaps lingering through midday wednesday, the big getaway day. drying out wednesday afternoon just in time for thanksgiving day. should be sunny thanksgiving day
but chilly. afternoon highs reaching around 50. earlier this week, i traveled to anne arundel county's davidsonville elementary school and talked to these very interested students about all different types of weather, and i showed them also the wonderful video we had of the international space station looking at the earth. they loved that. want to thank the teacher in the back diane lloyd for the invitation. danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> good morning. we're still looking pretty good in the area. over georgia avenue. here's the outer loop, not seeing any issues for you there. volume is increasing. so far no big delays just yet. inner loop, you're nice and clear as well. if you're taking the american legion bridge, outer loop is getting pretty busy as you make your way towards the dulles toll road. inner loop busy as well. traffic in this area on the dulles toll road, you're at 62 miles an hour. 13 minutes to make that trip. joe and eun, back to you.
>> danella, thanks very much. 5:54 now. you now have yet another way to keep in touch with all your friends. internet phone company skype now allows users to make video calls to their facebook friends. it's a new free feature on an updated version of skype software. it's part of a continuing relationship between the two companies. earlier this year, facebook allowed users with web cams to make skype powered phone calls. if you're looking for a cheap lunch to get the weekend off to a good start, groupion has a deal for you. today the daily deal website is offering thousands of lunch deals for just $1. it's part of their now deal section and allows to you print and use your groupon right away. the website is also celebrating dollar lunch day by partnering with feeding america to provide more than 500,000 meals to families in need this holiday season. every dollar spent will be used to help feed america serve eight meals at local food banks.
shoppers already looking for great bargains are already lining up for black friday sales. one woman pitched a tent in st. petersburg, florida. three families coordinated the campout and are sharing supplies. they plan to pass the time by playing games and studying. best buy announced its blockbuster sales, including a 42-inch hd television for $200. >> that's just crazy, joe. twi hards everywhere converged on movie theaters to wait in line for the first movie in the last chapter of the twilight series. "breaking dawn part 1" opened in theaters at midnight. following the trend by harry potter, the final book has been split into two movies. joe, hold onto your hats. it's official. demi moore and ashton kutcher are headed to splitsville. moore tells the associated press it is with great sadness and a heavy heart she decided to end her six-year marriage to ashton kucher. rumors about the split have been
circulating on the internet for several months. the couple married in september of 2005. >> as they make that trip to splitsville, i wish them safe travels. the first lady exhibit at the smithsonian museum of natural history is expanding. it will feature 26 dresses and more than 160 objects, including portraits. this is video of when the exhibit first opened in 2008. it showcases gowns worn by first ladies, including michelle obama, laura bush, and even helen taft from 1909. are you looking for the best rest room in the area? >> you may want to head over to crystal city. take a look. today the renaissance arlington capital view hotel will be crowned second runner-up for america's best public restroom. the general manager says the cutting edge design has a unique style and sophistication in every detail. just what you want in a bathroom. tens of thousands of people voted online for the best public
restroom. ten finalists were selected based on exceptional cleanliness, style, public accessibility, and, of course, usability. >> a flusher that works. you like that in a restroom. >> kind of essential. >> i wonder whether they have one of those people in there that hands out towels. >> possibly at the renaissance. it looks like a pretty fancy place. >> it does look nice. >> there you go. >> go in there for a rest and not come out for a long time. ahead, the monster snow plow you may see on the roads this
a chill in the air. a dramatic drop in temperatures overnight, and the wind is making it feel even colder. >> there's still so much more that god needs me to express to the world. >> and the alarming tape this morning featuring the man at the center of the white house shooting making bizarre proclamations. good morning. thanks for joining us for "news