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i'm eun yang. >> good morning to you. i'm joe krebs. let's take a live look outside. you can't see it, but it's cold out there right now. looks like we might have clear skies. is that right, tom? >> we do. might see one of the leonid meteors streaking through the skies. the annual leonid meteor shower cleared out just in time for that. this morning you'll be rummaging through your closet look for your gloves. it's a cold start. i don't know if you want to see the temperature at reagan national, but i'm going to show it to you anyway. it's 35 down there, and the dewpoint incredibly dry. it's going to be a very dry day. keep the skin lotion handy. a very light breeze. that has allowed our temperatures to plummet under this clear sky. and high pressure has moved in with this cold weather. right now it's down into the upper 20s throughout much of northern virginia and maryland. closer to washington, montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's county only near 30 degrees now. and much of southern maryland away from the waters, it's at or below freezing. as well, of course, the shenandoah valley and out of the
mountains of western maryland and west virginia. right on the waters, though. it's generally above freezing. day planner, sunrise 6:54. by 9:00 in the mid and upper 30s. then we'll warm into the 40s by noontime and hit mid and upper 40s by midafternoon. sunrise at 4:52 and a clear sky. tonight another cold evening. a look at your friday evening planner at 6:11. danella has a look our friday commute. good morning. >> good morning. it's still a pretty good commute if you're getting ready to head out of the house. traffic is still light. your volume is increasing, but at least you're not jammed. heading out of urbanna, making your way towards clarksburg, still pretty good. 60 miles an hour as you make your way towards germantown. once you get out of shady grove, your volume definitely increasing as you head towards the spur. traveling 66 east, starting to get really busy as you make your
way on sudley road. on 66 both inside and outside the beltway in both directions, no accidents to report at this time. joe and eun, back to you. >> thank you, danella. new from overnight, an armed robbery on the university of maryland campus. police are investigating the incident outside cecil hall, which is the dormitory there. police reported the first armed robbery on campus in a year. they say a male student was approached by two men in masks late last night. one of those masked men had a knife and robbed the student before taking off on foot. the victim was not injured and was able to give only a vague description of the suspects. also new overnight, some confusion delayed d.c. fire crews battling an apartment fire. it happened in the 2000 block of 16th street. initially, firefighters received the wrong address. fortunately, the fire did not cause much damage because the crews were so close to the actual location of the fire. traffic is moving once again on i-395 after a seven-vehicle pileup overnight.
this happened after midnight on i-395 near seventh street in southwest washington. no word on any injuries, but we do know that three ambulances were called to the scene to evaluate the drivers. a scary landing early this morning. a jumbo jet had to make an emergency landing after it blew five tires after taking off. this philippines airline 747 had to return to los angeles international airport. emergency crews helped all the passengers off the plane, and no injuries have been reported. this morning we're hearing for the first time from the man accused of firing a gun at the white house. he's now charged with attempting assassination of the president. oscar ortega-hernandez recently got help from an idaho state university student for creating a video from the making a difference segment on the oprah winfrey network. investigators traveled to idaho to get copies of the video, and some of the audio has been posted online. for most of the 40-minute
speech, hernandez preaches an anti-government message and calls america's leaders bullies. >> wove 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. >> hernandez made his first court appearance in pittsburgh yesterday and could be transferred back to washington today. investigators now say as many as nine bullets hit the white house. the secret service is now protecting her man cain. cain's campaign asked for the protection, and homeland security along with congressional leaders approved the request yesterday. they determined there were, what they call credible threats against his life which warranted the upgraded security. he is 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 arrested in new york city where more than 1,000 protesters gathered in the financial district. two police officers were injured during the demonstrations. both are expected to be okay. here in the district, protesters march from mcpherson square to the key bridge in georgetown, where, they say, they wanted to draw attention to the nation's crumbling infrastructure. no one here was arrested. occupy wall street protesters marching from new york to washington are now in maryland. organizers say the marchers spent the night. they plan to keep it going until wednesday of the that's the deadline for the congressional committee to decide whether to keep the extension of the bush tax cuts. those only help wealthy americans. congress has passed a compromise spending bill in order to avoid another
government shutdown. the house passed the bill first by 128-121 marvgin 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 federal government through december 16th. it doesn't include president obama's stricter nutritional guidelines for school lunches and includes more spending than they wanted. while you were sleeping, we learned that secretary of state hillary clinton will head to myanmar next month. it will be the first official visit by a secretary of state in more than 50 years. president obama auns noed the trip in abay, where he is attending a summit of east asian nations. the u.s. hopes to seize what could be a historic opportunity for progress in that historic country. there has been a flicker of progress over the last several weeks after what he called years of darkness. meanwhile, dozens of demonstrators protested mr. obama's attendance at the southeast asian summit. they rallied near the consulate
office in bali. protesters demanded the u.s. stay out of the region. they also protested capitalism. some major track work on metro this weekend could keep you from getting to the airport on time. the crystal city, national airport, and braddock stations on the blue line will close and not reopen until monday morning. free shuttle buses will run between king street and metro stations. they're also providing an express shutting from metro center to national airport to help commuters catch their flights. and single tracking on the red line between dupont circle and judiciary square. on the blue line. and on the orange line between ballston and east falls church. today another hearing of the man accused of killing virginia lacrosse player yeardley love. attorneys for george huguely are making an unusual request. they want to conduct one on one interviews with potential jurors. they're concerned that jurors
welcome back. a group of university of maryland students is in the record book. they hold the record for the longest flight of a human powered helicopter. back in july, the team flew the helicopter for 11.4 seconds. the record was certified yesterday, but the team is already working on a lighter and more efficient vehicle. they hope to have that ready by the spring. >> if you are pedaling a human powered helicopter, that gives new meaning to the words feet don't fail me now. >> smart students there making those helicopters. >> here's tom with a look at the forecast. >> you two look good, but that view behind you looks even better. >> can't compete. >> a beautiful sunrise coming up right now. we've got a clear sky. it's still dark enough that you might see a few streaks from the leonid meteor shower under this clear sky. it's cold. right now around the region into
the 20s throughout much of the area, upper 20s, closer to washington we're near 30 degrees. the predawn glow. an apricot and turquoise sunrise under way. look at the waters of the potomac river, quite a beautiful sky. today we'll climb into the 40s and overnight tonight down into the 30s with a clear sky. a cold start to saturday. a look at the weekend and next week in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic? chopper 4 is live over i-270 in germantown. headlights here volume, heading south towards the spur. the lanes are open. the good news is you're not bumper to bumper. you know how 270 can be a headache. right now the flow is moving. that's a good sign. traveling i-95 getting jammed at fairfax county parkway heading north. back to you both.
metro's push to fix safety fipds a new report that claims some operators were on the clock for 15 to 16-hour shifts. while rare, those operators were not on the controls for the entire time. they hope to put a cap on 14 hours on shifts. on the same report, most of the employees surveyed reported unsafe working conditions, and 60% witnessed safety violations. this morning investigators are looking into the circumstances surrounding the
death of actress natalie wood. homicide detectives reopened their investigation. 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 received new information about her death. wood is known for her roles in "miracle on 34th street," "west side story," and "rebel without a cause." the wagner family trust released a statement saying, "will evaluate whether any information relating to the death of natalie wood wagner is valid and that it comes from credible source or sources other than those simply trying to profit from the 30th anniversary of her tragic death." her death had previously been ruled an accident. an all too common story in our area. someone hit by a vehicle and a driver leaves the scene. this morning we learned we lead the nation in hit and run accidents.
we have the highest percentage of hit and run deaths in the country and the most drivers who injure or kill cyclists or pedestrians. between 2000 and 2009, there were 76 hit and run deaths in d.c., 217 in virginia, and 279 in maryland. most of those hit and run accidents occur between midnight and 3:00 a.m. a security guard is nursing injuries this morning due to a scary fall. he fell 20 feet off an escalator. this happened just after 8:00 at the colutarget store in columbi heights. no word on what caused him to fall, but we are told he's expected to be okay. the redskins picked the wrong time to have a five-game losing streak. the red hot cowboys are in town coming off a dominating win over the buffalo bills. the skins defense knows it has a tough task ahead as their arch rivals seem to be clicking on all levels. >> i think they're really playing at a high level right now, probably the best i've seen them play in all phases because
usually, when you play, you say, well, maybe they're not hitting all cylinders here. i think they're doing a great job running the ball. i think romo is doing a great job. i got great respect for the quarterback. >> head coach mike shanahan says rex grossman will get another start at quarterback for the skins, and he promised to restore the running game this week. the skins have the worst running game since he took over the team. the caps' first trip to winnipeg in more than a decade will be a trip to forget. the 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. it was all downhill after that. the jets scored four unanswered goals. three of them in the second period. the caps try to get back to their winning ways saturday in toronto. >> oh, my god! oh, joy. home in time for thanksgiving
and a big surprise when colonel steven williams arrived home on leave from korea. he headed for the cafeteria at south lakes high school in reston. that's where his unsuspecting daughters, ashley and amanda, were having lunch. the big surprise was coordinated by williams' wife and school staff. the colonel also got home in time to see his younger daughter play in hr first basketball game. congratulations. welcome home. >> those reunions always get me teary eyed. it's such a beautiful thing. last night at 11:00, jim and doreen were trying to bring you that story when live tv happened. >> see if you notice. >> anyway, a local airman serving in korea gave his daughters quite a shock when he showed up at their school today. >> many of you at home were probably wondering what the heck that was. the fire alarm went off as the newscast was going on the air. everything was fine. there was no fire. jim vance did say it was a first for him in his 42 years on the
air. maybe you guys better get out of there. >> they're just sitting there. >> if you hear that, maybe you ought to just slowly walk off the set and avoid the fire. >> that's the first time i've ever heard the fire alarm go off in the middle of a show. unheard of. >> i've heard it, but it hasn't really disrupted a newscast. let's go to tom kierein and find out about the forecast. first one of the classic signs of winter season in our region is opening today. skaters can take to the ice at the national gallery of art sculpture garden starting at 10:00 this morning. more than 65,000 people strapped on skates last year to enjoy the outdoor rink. skaters who go this weekend will receive a coupon for a free cup of hot chocolate. the rink is open monday through thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. friday and saturday from 10:00 to 11:00. the rink will stay open until march 11th as long as it's cold enough. >> let's go to tom to find out
about the forecast. >> it's frozen solid there now, and all around much of the region we are at or below freezing on this friday morning. right now under this clear sky, we're down in the upper 20s in much of montgomery county, fairfax, and northern virginia. in prince george's county it's right near the freezing mark. mid-30s in washington. much of southern maryland is below freezing near the waters. right near the bay temperatures there right in the mid-30s. sunrise 6:54. we're seeing the first light of day on the eastern horizon. we'll have temperatures reaching the 40s by later this afternoon. then overnight tonight we'll have it chilly again. right back down into the 30s under a clear sky. by dawn tomorrow, we'll be down into the 20s. a cold day saturday morning. during the afternoon, warming to around 50 with lots of sun. increasing clouds on sunday. should be good weather for the skins-cowboys. highs reaching near 60 during the afternoon. back to work and school on monday. clouds around. maybe a passing shower, a greater chance of showers on tuesday and lingering through
midday wednesday. thanksgiving day looking sunny, hilo 50s. danella, how's traffic? seeing congestion outer loop of the beltway at colesville road. starting to slow down just around new hampshire avenue as you make your way towards georgia avenue. inner loop and outer loop, not seeing any accidents. slow at fairfax county parkway as you head north towards 395. here's the view at 395. traffic is not so bad just yet at edsall. as you make your way across the 14th street bridge, you are in the clear. not seeing any accidents for you. not so bad as you head into the city. you are starting to slow down just a bit. joe and eun, back to you. 6:22, 34 degrees. it's an office tradition for a lot of people. it could make
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toomey came to the rescue and put out the fire before the man could be seriously injured. we hear everyone is doing just fine this morning. does injuyour office do a st santa gift exchange each winter? the u.s. senate is no different. about 60 senators signed up for a gift exchange. here's a chance to see where the lawmakers really can practice fiscal restraint. there is a $10 limit on gifts. they also have to practice some creativity as well. >> i'm sure they do. a bet a lot of those are going to be interesting. our time is 6:26. still ahead, why you may
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a longtime coach. plus new information about the suspect in the white house shooting. the bizarre proclamation he made in an effort to meet oprah. good morning and welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. let's take a live look outside at 6:30. it is 34 degrees out there. cold but a beautiful picture of the horizon. isn't that pretty? i guess it can take away from the cold, maybe a little bit. >> sun will be up for 25 minutes. while you're getting up, temperatures are getting down, lower. actually over the last hour, we've dropped another couple of degrees. right now at reagan national airport, the temperature there is at 35. just a little way away from the waters of the potomac river, it's down near or below freezing in washington as well as our nearby suburbs. much of montgomery county in the upper 20s. it's right near the freezing mark in prince george's county, arlington and fairfax counties. much of northern virginia into
west virginia. the mid and upper 20s right now. and southern maryland away from the waters too there, it's right near freezing as is the northern neck and eastern shore. we'll have the sunrise at 6:54. throughout the day today, we'll have sunshine. bright sparkling sunshine and a blue sky. 30s through the morning. by noontime mid-40s. ought to hit the mid and upper 40s by midafternoon. by late afternoon back down into the low 40s. it will quickly get cold again tonight. i'll show you the friday evening planner. that will be coming up in about ten minutes at 6:41. danella has a look at our morning traffic. >> good morning. traveling 66 east as you ride slowly towards the sunrise. your delays start right around route 50, and they continue as you make your way towards the beltway. 66 east and west, not seeing any accidents. a little congestion as you travel east. inner loop of the beltway making your way towards college park, your volume is pretty light. outer loop as you make your way past college park, you're going
to start to hit the brakes around new hampshire avenue and see delays as you continue towards georgia avenue. i-95 at fairfax county parkway, sorry for my boring cam rachlt sta, starting to move right now. back in ten minutes with another look at your traffic. joe and eun, back to you. >> thank you, danella. 6:32. new developments in the white house shooting. we're 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 live with the latest. tracee, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, eun. we have lots of new information, and we do have audio of ortega-hernandez begging oprah to interview him. we have information about the alleged shooting. officials are reporting that at least nine bullets struck the white house in this attempted shooting. he has been charged with the
attempted assassinations of a u.s. president. that happened officially yesterday in court. here's what else happened in court yesterday. 21-year-old oscar ortega is facing those charges. he could look at life in prison if he receives the maximum sentence. 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, referred to the president 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 asked a communications student to record
him in order for submission to the oprah winfrey show for one of her segments. here now is 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, better yet, i'm begging you, oprah, please cast me onto your show, oprah. it is so crucial that the world hears god's word. >> now, initially, it was believed that ortega-hernandez drove down constitution avenue shooting at the white house as he drove. now we understand that he actually pulled over and aimed and then shot at the white house. again, at least nine shots, according to federal court documents. that's what they are alleging. even though the first family wasn't home when it 0 occurred, they're saying it's about the criminal's intent in that situation and what he's going to have to face in court. i'm tracee wilkins live in
northwest. back to you in the studio. a state department federal agent accused of shooting and killing a man in hawaii will be arraigned on monday. 27-year-old christopher dede is charged with second degree murder. the arlington man is accused of shooting a 23-year-old in a mcdonald's restaurant on waikiki beach. attorneys say it was self-defense. dede was in hawaii getting ready for the asia pacific cooperation summit that just ended. a woman says a man tried to abduct her in fairfax county. the 19-year-old tells police a man grabbed her from behind while she was walking near cimarron and apache streets in the springfield area wednesday morning. it happened near lehigh school. the woman is a student, and she told police the man ran away when she screamed. so far, no arrests. a group is looking into investigation in what it claims are civil rights abuses by virginia state police.
the florida civil rights organization says two troopers used excessive force, racial slurs, and ethnic jokes while questioning a woman in an accident back in july. the group says police dash cam video proves their claim. virginia state police have not commented on the alleged abuse. 6:36 now. new from overnight, d.c. firefighters had to fight a fire and bad directions in northwest washington. crews were dispatched to the 2000 block of 16th and "u" street. the problem is the fire was in the condominium on the block of 15th street. no damage was caused because crews were so close to the actual location of the fire. a seven car pileup on 395 near seventh street in southwest washington. no word on any injuries, but we do know that three ambulances were called to the scene to evaluate the drivers. well, the first ladies exhibit at the smithsonian
national museum of american history is expanding. it will feature 26 dresses and more than 160 objects, including portraits. this is video of the current exhibit when it opened in 2008. it showcases gowns worn by u.s. first ladies, including michelle obama, laura bush, and even helen taft from 1909. our time is now 6:37. still
welcome back at 6:40. check out this stylish restroom in crystal city. you can wash your hands inside this sun kissed motif with yellow and orange hues if you like, maybe even do some more. today the renaissance arlington capital view hotel will be crowned second runner-up for america's best restroom. the general manager says the cutting edge design has a unique style and sophistication in every detail. tens of thousands of people voted online for the best public restroom. ten finalists were selected based on exceptional cleanliness, style, public accessibility, and usability. joe, you got to have that in a
rest room. >> and seating for 500. >> there you go. by the way, the field museum in chicago won honors for best public restroom. >> one can only imagine. >> exactly. >> i'm not going to go there. let's find out from tom what the weather is going to be like. tom? >> it is clear, and it is cold. good morning. i'm meteorologist tom kierein in stormcenter 4. this a live view of our eastern sky from the skywatcher camera. it's flooded with peach and lemon color. the sun will be coming up in about 15 minutes now. the temperatures are cold. we are below freezing throughout most of the region except right on the bay or near the tidal potomac, where it's in the mid-30s. elsewhere, upper 20s most locations. throughout the day, we'll have plenty of sunshine. temperatures climbing into the mid and upper 40s during the afternoon. then for the evening planner, we'll be getting cold again tonight. right back down into the 30s. a look at the weekend and next week. danella, good morning. how's traffic?
if you're traveling the outer loop of the beltway as you make your way across the wilson bridge, have report of an accident. does look like you're slowing down just a bit as you make your way towards the wilson bridge. you hit the brakes as you make your way towards the spur. checking father hurley. father hurley, no delays as you make your way towards shady grove. once you get to shady grove, that's where you see the congestion building while you're traveling on i-270. in d.c., new york avenue inbound as you pass the washington times plants, you're going to hit the brakes as you head towards bladensburg. good news is you're not seeing any accidents standing in the roadways for you. joe and eun, back to you. allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor have hit another major college. police why syracuse, new york, are investigating molestation allegations against an assistant basketball coach there. news 4's melissa mollet is live in the newsroom now with more on this. good morning, melissa. >> good morning to you, joe. we just got off the phone with police in syracuse. they say they're still in the very early stages of this
investigation. longtime assistant coach bernie fine is now on administrative leave. these new accusations are being made by a set of stepbrothers who served as team ball boys in the '80s and '90s. the first man told espn the abuse started when he was in sixth or seventh grade and lasted into his late 20s. he claims it occurred at fine's home on the syracuse campus and on team road trips. his stepbrother now says fine also molested him. one of the brothers went to police back in 2003 but was told the statute of limitations to prosecute had run out. the school says it conducted its own investigation into the claims then but found nothing. syracuse head coach jim boeheim issued a statement late last night that reads, "i have known bernie fine for more than 40 years. i have never seen or witnessed anything to suggest he was involved in any of the activities alleged." the school has been commented but says it will fully cooperate with the investigation. the brothers say the penn state scandal compelled them to now
tell their story. joe? >> melissa mollet reporting live from the newsroom. thanks. more potential victims of former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky might come forward. harrisburg newspaper has been approached by several potential victims. many of whom are deciding whether to go to the police. many were abused in the 1970s, and their cases may be too old to prosecute. sandusky is charged with sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year span. he denies the allegation. the chicago tribune is reporting the trustees have hired a pittsburgh law firm to represent them. an armed robbery on the university of maryland campus. police are investigating the incident outside of cecil hall dormitory. police say a male student was approached by two men in masks late last night. one of those masked men had a knife and robbed the student before taking off on foot. the victim was not injured and was able to give only a vague description of the suspects.
today another hearing for the man accused of killing virginia lacrosse player yeardley love. defense lawyers for love's ex-boyfriend george huguely are making an unusual request. they want to conduct one on one interviews with potential jurors. attorneys say they are worried that jurors have seen or read too much about the case and may have already formed an opinion. the trial is scheduled to begin in february. prince george's county police say they have dealt with some bizarre crimes in the past, but this might be the first sibling bank robbery. authorities say that kadesha and shakir taylor walked into the m&t bank in forestville a week and a half ago. they made up with a substantial amount of money. investigators say there was no getaway car because they live on the same street as the bank. kadesha taylor has been arrested, but police have still looking for shakir taylor. the secret service is now
protecting republican presidential hopeful herman cain. cain's campaign asked for the protection, and homeland security, along with congressional leaders, approved the request yesterday. they determined there were, what they call, credible threats against his life, which warranted the upgrade in security. he is the first republican candidate to receive secret service protection. this morning we're getting a sense of how big the occupy movement's day of action was yesterday. more than 300 people were arrested nationwide during protests and demonstrations. most of those arrests were in new york, where more than 1,000 protesters gathered in the financial district. two police officers were injured during the demonstrations. both are expected to be okay. now here in the district, protesters marched from mcpherson square to the key bridge in georgetown, where, they say, they wanted to draw attention to the nation's crumbling infrastructure. no one was arrested here in washington. the occupy wall street protesters who are marching from
new york city to washington are now in maryland. organizers say those marchers spent the night in havre de grace. they plan to keep it up until the congressional deadline to decide whether to keep obama's extension of the bush era tax cuts. protesters say those help only the wealthiest americans. right now president barack obama is meeting with the heads of state from southeast association of asian nations. overnight he announced he'll send secretary of state hillary clinton to myanmar next month. it's the first official visit by a secretary of state to the country in more than 50 years. the u.s. hopes to seize what could be an historic opportunity for progress in the repressed country. the president says there's been flickers of progress in the last several weeks after years of darkness. haggling, bargaining, and some bickering. the so-called congressional super committee is heading into the weekend with a lot of work left to do. cnbc's jackie deangelis has the
story. jackie, good morning that's the main headline we're watching. the clock is ticking for the congressional super committee to come up a debt reduction plan by wednesday. they're looking for a mix of spending cuts and tax increases to slash the nation's debt by $1.2 trillion over the next decade. both parties have put forth their plans, but lawmakers are largely deadlocked over whether to extend the bush era tax cuts. if nothing happens, automatic spending cuts would kick in starting 2013. now that amazon has launched the kindl fire, there's talk it's building a phone. that speculation coming from citigroup analyst mark mahaney. in a note, he suggests the company is using some of the partners that assembled the fire to put together a phone. the report says the phone may be ready late next year. that's it from us at cnbc. back over to you. >> thanks very much, jackie. have a great weekend. and if you're looking for a cheap lunch to get the weekend off to a good start, groupon has a good deal for you. today the daily deal website is
offering thousands of midday meals for just a dollar as part of their now deals section. it allows to you print and use your groupon right away. the website is also celebrating dollar lunch day by partnering with feeding america to feed 500,000 families this holiday season. today prince william county families affected by flooding will petition fema for help. residents of the holly acres trailer park are gathering outside fema demanding they provide assistance to families. residents say at least 15 families have received zero financial support, and many are still without permanent housing. nearly three months after the east coast earthquake, fema began delivering trailers that will be used as portable classrooms at louisa county high school in mineral, virginia. the 5.2 magnitude earthquake caused so much damage to the
high school it's been closed for repairs. that's where the earthquake was centered in mineral. the high school students have been sharing space at a middle school. before students could move into the new classrooms, the portable units need plumbing, fire systems, furniture, and the internet. they hope to reopen the high school by 2013. meet the tow plow. it is a snow plow towing another plow, so two lanes can be cleared by machines instead of just one. get out of the way. authorities also announced they're forming a snow patrol. that's a group of volunteers who will act as a set of eyes and ears on the road for the highway administration. >> snow patrol is also the name of a band who had one hit. still waiting to see if they're going to have anymore. >> you have to be able to sing to join the snow patrol. >> maybe that's what it is. that's one big old plow, tom. based on some of the winters we've had recently, we certainly
could have used that back in that winter of '09 and '10 with the twin blizzards. hopefully, we will not have to use that snow plow this winter. good luck with that. right now at reagan national, it's 35 degrees. temperatures are down and so is the humidity. keep the skin lotion handy. 35 at reagan national under a clear sky. sunrise just a couple of minutes away. we've cleared out overnight. we had the leonid meteor shower. a few meteors were streaking through the sky. now getting too bright to see any of them. a clear sky all around the region. as the day progresses, it's going to take a while to warm up. it is in the upper 20s in much of montgomery county, fairfax, and prince george's as well as in arlington. it's right near freezing there. it's in the low 30s in
washington. and in some parts of northeast and southeast washington, it's below freezing there. right near the waters, right near the bay, it's in the mid-30s. away from the waters inland, don't have to go far. below freezing in southern maryland, northern neck, much of the eastern shore. shenandoah valley west into the mountains as well, it is a very cold morning there, in the mid and upper 20s. we'll have a bright and sunny day. afternoon highs should climb into the mid and upper 40s. overnight tonight for the high school games and your friday night festivities, clear and cold. 30s through the evening. and then the 20s again saturday morning. after that cold start on saturday, we'll have bright sun, highs reaching the low 50s during the afternoon. saturday night, partly cloudy, down into the upper 30s on sunday morning. we'll have a southerly flow that will warm things up on sunday, partly sunny to near 60. monday clouds return back to work and school. we'll be in the upp 50s during the afternoon. small chance of a shower. then a likelihood of showers for tuesday, lingering into half of wednesday. drying out wednesday afternoon,
the big getaway day. for thanksgiving day, looks bright and sunny with highs in the low 50s. if you're going to the game on sunday, the skins are taking on the cowboys at fedex field. big game. looks like great football weather. we will have it into the upper 50s. kickoff just past 1:00. light winds through the game and partly sunny. danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> on the roads if you're taking the outer loop of the beltway at the wilson bridge, still seeing an accident there. you're slow as you make your way across. this accident is in the local lanes. outer loop in montgomery county hitting the brakes at new hampshire avenue. slow as you make your way towards georgia avenue. inner loop of the beltway in montgomery county, no accidents to report at this time. traveling 66, you're slow at waples mill. and as you make your way towards the beltway, you're going to keep seeing delays as you pass nutley and head inside the beltway. good news on 66 east and west, not seeing any accidents to report at this time. good news is it's friday. you have one more day to drive
in this mess, huh? joe and eun, back to you. >> thanks, danella. new from scary and impressive landing, a pilot safely landed a jumbo jet with blown tires on its landing gear. took off from los angeles international airport, and the wheels blew shortly after takeoff. it immediately turned around. emergency crews helped all of the passengers off of the plane. no injuries have been reported. some station closures could keep from you getting to the airport on time. the crystal city national airport and braddock road stations on the blue line will all close at 10:00 tonight and won't reopen until monday morning. free shuttle buses will run between king street and pentagon city stations. metro is also providing an express shuttle from metro center to reagan national airport to help travelers catch their flights. in addition, trains will be single tracking on the red line between dupont circle and judiciary square, on the blue line between stadium armory and
addison road, and on the orange line between ballston and east falls church. this morning we're hearing for the first time from tha man accused of firing a gun at the white house and is now charged with attempted assassination of the president. oscar ortega-hernandez recently got help from an idaho state university student to create a video, he said, was for a, quote, making a difference segment for the oprah winfrey network. this week the secret service traveled to idaho to gather copies of the video, and some of the audio has been posted online. for much of the 45-minute speech, hernandez preaches an anti-government message and calls america's leaders bullies. 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 in this oil crisis. we were only given one choice, and that was to fight, or war. >> hernandez made his first court appearance in pittsburgh
yesterday and could be transferred back to d.c. today. investigators now say as many as nine bullets actually hit the white house. now to a developing story in hollywood this morning, investigators are reopening the three decades old investigation of the death of actress natalie wood. she drowned in the waters off southern california in november of 1981. police have long said she died after a night of partying with husband robert wagner and actor christopher walken and have considered her death to be accidental. investigators have now received new information about her death. the "today" show will have much more on this developing story next at 7:00. >> tom is here for an out the door forecast. all hail the sunrise. live picture from the city camera in a clear sky and a cold morning. below freezing most of the area. later today in the 40s, bright and sunny. increasing clouds on sunday after a sunny saturday.
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