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50s. just breezy. monika, we started friday on a bad note real early. >> we really did. you know, this is just a single vehicle crash on the inner loop of the beltway. it happened about 2:50 this morning. that's northbound 495 at gw parkway where still only the left side of the roadway is getting by and the right side that exit to the gw parkway is blocked off. so you want to consider that early on and maybe take the toll road inbound or the 66 exit inbound to try to get into the district instead of the gw parkway. coming from the outer loop, you're okay and that exit it open. let's go over to a live picture. you can just see the flashing lights in this camera but that's an indication that it's still there. that's the inner loop leaving virginia into maryland. let's go back to the maps and this time to the northbound side of i-95. looking good lorton, newington, springfield. we'll take a live look outside and here's what it looks like in springfield early on a friday morning. back to you guys. >> thanks, monika. as you head out this morning, many of you will find
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frost on your windshield but later today some people are going to be thinking about snow. >> that's because one county is running its annual snow and ice practice run before we actually get some of the wintry weather. delia goncalves joins us live in forestville, maryland with more on this story. good morning, delia. >> good morning. >> reporter: i'm fortunate enough to be inside. it seems almost cold enough for snow, honestly folks. this is a burst of cold weather that we are having. it's just perfect for this annual dry run here at prince george's dpw and transportation. we're inside the hub. this is really the information center for the department. you can see all the monitors. you can imagine during a snow event, everyone is here organizing the 400 vehicles and dispatching them throughout the 1800 miles of county roads that the trucks clear every snow
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event and snow emergency, weather event that they have in the area. so this is the annual dry run where they test out their equipment. they check out the roads and take a look at any hazardous conditions, any potholes or any other conditions that could pose extreme challenges during their removal, snow removal situations that they encounter during snow events. and so what we're going to do later this morning, a pretty exciting morning, we're going to be talking to the new acting director in the next half-hour. and then around 6:00 or so, we're actually heading out on the roads with one of the operators who will be driving and reporting back today on the conditions that he's running into on the roads. so a very busy morning. we'll see you back in a half- hour with the acting director here at prince george's county dpw. back to you. >> all right, delia goncalves live from forestville. when the winter weather starts, delia brings out her gorgeous scarves so we're looking
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forward to that. i know she's not looking forward to being outside in that weather though. thanks, delia. a man accused of shooting a local police officer apparently should have been behind bars. police captured 29-year-old stephon prather yesterday. he's facing attempted murder charges after howard county police officer steven houk was shot and seriously wounded wednesday. turns out prather pled guilty to assault charges in 2006. he was still on probation for that when charged with some felonies in north carolina. word of those serious charges apparently never reached corrections officials in maryland. police have released a newcomb posit sketch of a man who assaulted two women. the attacks happened earlier this week on and near the nova community college campus in loudoun county. in both incidents, the victims say a man tried to hug and kiss them. he's described as in his 20s, about 5'6" tall with an athletic build and short black hair. take a look at this picture on the screen. if you think you've seen this
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man, if you have any information, you're asked to call loudoun county police. maryland's attorney general doug gansler says he is going to stay in the 2014 race for governor. this despite the release of some controversial photos from a high school party at a rented delaware beach house. the photo shows gansler in a white shirt holding a cell phone. nearby young people on a table and a smattering of plastic red cups. they're all dancing. gansler says he was there to talk to his son who is not seen in the photo. he admitted yesterday he probably should have assumed there was drinking going on and spoken to some of the partygoers and chaperones there. 5 after the hour. hundreds of people will spend part of their weekend helping to make life a little better for someone else. we'll have that story coming up. >> police, police are going to test a high-tech device that could really cut down on the number of times they have to chase a suspect. >> and ahead in sports, big poppy got a home run but was it enough to give boston the commanding lead in the world
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series? stick around and gun without a background check.. ithe dangerously mentally ill. criminals. endangering our families. ken cuccinelli opposed closing the gun show loophole - against comprehensive background checks at gun shows for criminals and the dangerously mentally ill. siding with the nra and undermining law enforcement. no wonder the washington post calls cuccinelli polarizing, provocative and partisan. cuccinelli. too extreme for virginia independence usa pac sponsored this ad.
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8 after 5:00 on this friday morning. you'll need a heavy coat maybe. another cool, sunny day. breezy but i don't think as windy as yesterday. we'll have temperatures into the mid-50s this afternoon. some of the gusts will be in the 20 mile an hour range. but a lot better than the 20s and 30s where we're starting. i'll be back and i have a decent weekend forecast and even 60s returning to the seven- day. that's coming up in a few minutes. monika is in with another look at timesaver traffic. the one big issue this morning has been the inner loop of the beltway right at the gw parkway. you can see the flashing lights in the center of your screen. that's the accident cleanup blocking the ramp to the gw parkway as well. watch out for early delays here on the west side of the beltway. back to you. >> thanks a lot, monika. 5:09 now. here are some of the stories we're working on now.
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a runaway ride at the north carolina state fair in raleigh puts two people's lives in jeopardy. something went wrong on the ride called the sore next. -- vortex. it stopped to off load passengers and started up again throwing at least five people to the ground. they're still inspecting the ride to find out exactly what happened. today we could learn some new details about the death of jonbonet ramsey. the judge is going to release documents showing that a grand jury actually voted to indict her parents. the d.a. said he didn't go forward with charging them because there wasn't enough evidence. the 6-year-old was found dead in the family's basement back in 1996. there's a new piece of technology that could make police chases a thing of the past. the iowa state patrol is trying out a secret weapon mounted on the grill of the cruiser. instead of pursuing a suspect, troopers hit a button. it shoots a tracker that lands on the back of the vehicle and then officers can use a computer to follow it.
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andrea? >> thanks, mike. tomorrow is the annual make a difference day put on by our parent company gannett. joining us is "u.s.a. today" marketing executive sandra to tell us more about the event. welcome back. an early hour. going to be up early tomorrow. 20 years plus u.s.a. weekend has been part of make a difference day. >> it's been an amazing ride for us. we started in 1992 on a leap year day. we asked people to go out and do something for someone else and it just turned into this amazing thing. hundreds of millions of people have been helped by make a difference over the years. >> tell bus some of the projects take will be taking place. >> right here in the d.c. area, wusa employees and gannett corporate employees will be out there for food for others packing 5,000 food packs for kids. these are fairfax county children who during the week get subsidies for lunch meals but on the weekends they sometimes go hungry. so we're packing meals for them for the weekend. there are other activities going on in falls church.
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there's a movement to do troops -- care packages for troops. 6,000 troops will be helped by the care packages that will be made. >> not just helped by what you're doing and what all of our colleagues are doing but there's a way that the charities can get $10,000? >> that's right. if you go to make a difference day.com and it's not too late, it is tomorrow make a difference day, but you can still go to the website, register your project, large or small, and you could be hill jib to win $10 -- eligible to win $10,000 for your charity. >> what if you can't take part tomorrow. what else can you do? >> we encourage people to go out and volunteer and help others however they k. you can follow the activities on the website and we encourage you to go out and volunteer as much as you can and keep track of what's going on out there in the volunteer community. >> it doesn't have to be a big thing. even little things can make a difference. >> really, yes. >> thank you for being here. have a good weekend.
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it's going to be cold so bundle up if you're doing something for someone else outdoors. mike? >> you're not going to worry about rain. you will need a jacket for make a difference day or maybe you're going to a football game this weekend. what about halloween? we'll look ahead in the seven- da
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think of starry, starry night. let the dogs out this morning, looked up, the moon and stars all across the sky. a beautiful gold morning. >> you take that deep inhale, the cold air, winter can't be that far away. it's nice outside. it's going to be a good weekend. i know a lot of folks will be doing the pumpkin patch thing. you have events going on too. >> i have longevity that night. >> inside? >>it's inside, thank goodness. >> a lot of things going on. but bundle up for it, especially the morning. i know the "u.s.a. today" folks have the make a difference weekend. >> the h.i.v. walk. >> just bundle up. it's going to be chilly but a nice afternoon, fall-like with temperatures topping out the upper 50s the next couple of days. today mid-50s will do it. very chilly this morning. even upper 20s now. we'll climb to 50 or so by
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lunch time with a high about 55 degrees and a brisk wind ow of the west, northwest. see the cold temperatures which are into the ohio valley, the northeast, all over the place. a few 40s emily along the coast. -- especially along the coast. we have 28 now in manassas. 31 at dulles at last check. gaithersburg on the way to a freeze this morning. same with fredricksburg. tappahannock was 32. now 33. 32 in luray. so freeze warnings are up for most of the region till 10:00 a.m. but if we did not get a killing freeze tonight, pretty good chance we'll have another freeze warning or frost advisory tonight. this morning is what i meant on the killing freeze. you know what i'm saying. 39 now. mainly clear at reagan national. dew points in the upper 20s so the air is very dry and the winds currently southwest at 5. at the airport. but many areas have winds that are dead calm. with the clear skies that are overhead, that's allowed the temperatures to drop off. we're going to watch mainly in the mountains some rain and snow showers once again. pretty quiet here middle ever
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the day, up in new york state, pennsylvania, northeast ohio, lake effect rain and snow showers. that will be the case later on this evening as well. no real problems saturday except for the chilly start in the morning. the afternoon looks nice, sunny, howard has their homecoming. navy has their homecoming. maryland has their homecoming. should be a great afternoon for all those events outside. then by saturday evening, a couple of clouds approach with a weak front that may just knock a degree or two off the temperatures for sunday. but sunday looks nice and dry as well. today 55 degrees, breezy and chilly. tonight light winds, 38 in town with again upper 20s in the cold spots. your weekend looks pretty nice, 59 tomorrow. 42 tomorrow night. now, sunday maybe a degree or two cooler as the weak front comes in saturday night but still a nice afternoon with a high in the upper 50s. averages are still in the mid- 60s and we'll make a run toward average for the end of the seven-day. by monday and tuesday, pretty nice around here. highs in the low to mid-60s and wednesday on halloween i hate to say a chance of showers. if we can hold it back till
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friday, we will but i just got to warn you, you might need some waterproof costumes on thursday. monika, over to you. do something, howard. come on. i wish i could do something for you because usually on a friday morning i call it friday morning light, not this morning. sorry. on the inner loop of the beltway since 2:50 this morning, single-vehicle crash on the inner loop. so that's northbound 495 right here at the gw parkway. it's blocking off the ramp to the gw parkway as well so you need to consider things a little early and either take the toll road or 66 inbound to the district. now there's a disabled vehicle on the outer loop at route 123 just near this situation. that's in the right lane. up north and then heading east, a vehicle struck a deer on the inner loop of the beltway at connecticut avenue. so loads of things going on on the west and north of town. let's take a live look outside. first of all at the legion bridge, i keep looking at these flashing lights. this is the only camera i have that shows me that that crash is still there on the northbound side of 495 at the gw parkway. we'll take a live look at 270
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on the southbound side. and at least this is going to be light as you head southbound from shady grove ride. right here down to the point where the lanes divide. we're going to end with a live look on the other side of town. this is 395 in shirlington and nothing much to report here. all is well. back to you guys. >> what is with the world series and all of these errors? deciding games? there were more last night but which time last night? >> you wanted competition. we've got it. plus, brett favre may have a much more serious reason for turning down an opportunity to return to the n.f.l. the that's coming up later in sports. >> question of the morning time now on our facebook fan page. according to a new survey, three out of four women think men, you need to do a better job taking care of this. is it a, finance, b, their nasty feet, or c, their family? >> facebook friend toni king thinks it's c, family she writes. too many people become too involved with work that they forget being there for their family. post your guesses and comments on our wusa9 facebook fan page.
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almost 5:23 on this friday morning. freeze warning till 10:00. we've got temps in the upper 20s to upper 30s now. sunny today. breezy, too. not as windy as yesterday but still gusts toward 20 miles an hour. by lunch time outside, think twice. upper 40s to low 50s with that
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breeze blowing but should be a decent amount of sunshine. this afternoon low to mid-50s at 3:00. we're going to top out in the mid- to upper 50s. andrea and mike? he'd been muddied all through the playoffs. >> but cardinals rookie pitcher michael waka took a waka at the world series. 4-2 win for the cardinals. they were stellar last night. that ties the world series one game a piece. game three tomorrow night in st. louis. this is going to be a good one. alex ovechkin scored his nhl leading tenth goal. washington beat the edmonton oilers 4-1 for their third straight win. they're looking good. they are now halfway through their four-game swing through canada. >> just this week, a team
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wanted to see if brett favre wanted to come back and play but now favre is revealing he's suffering from memory loss. the 44-year-old spent 20 seasons in the n.f.l. while he knew the hits would take a toll on his body, favre told the d.c. radio station the blank spots in his mind are something he didn't plan on. >> i don't remember my daughter playing soccer, youth soccer. i don't remember that. so that's a little bit scary to me. for the first time in 44 years, that injected a little fear. >> $165 million was agreed to settle lawsuits filed by players. he wants to enjoy retirement with his family. he had more concussions than anyone. >> he kept getting abused and kept coming back and
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unfortunately starting to pay the price for it. still ahead coming up this hour, our expert reviews to movies opening nationwide this weekend. >> very interesting these reviews. >> plus, the top polling candidates in the virginia governor's race square off in their final debate before the november 5 election. monika, is it clearing up at all on the roadways? >> i was just on the phone with virginia state police. you see the flashing lights in the center of your screen. that's the scene of a crash that happened at 2:50 this morning. a single vehicle involved with only the left lane getting by. i'll have more details on that and other road conditions coming up in gun without a background check.. ithe dangerously mentally ill. criminals. endangering our families. ken cuccinelli
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no, that's not wrong. that's d.c. or at least national airport. 39 degrees this friday morning. a very chilly start to your morning. good morning and welcome back
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to wusa9. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. north and west of the city, frost on my windshield this morning. >> some people are going to get that. did you have that? >> i did and i also brought my plants in last night. i got nervous about that. covered them up. >> not just covering them up but if you can, maybe they're newly planted, water them. watering them during the day will actually help them. they won't be as susceptible to the cold. that's something you can do as well. we'll likely have another very cold night tonight. if we didn't have an end to the growing season this morning, likely another freeze warning, frost advisory combination will be issued for tonight as well. here's a look at your day planner. expect sunshine. that's g. still a brisk day. eventually we'll get into the middle 50s but this morning we're starting in the 30s and 40s with clear skies around here. most ever the winds are fairly light. we've got temperatures -- it's not just north and west of
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town. there are areas in southern maryland, down toward fredricksburg, the northern neck area that have temperatures in the low 30s. freezes are going on as well. you notice manassas at 28. culpeper 32. dulles last check was 31. not bad this afternoon. a little cool for this time of year and breezy with highs in the mid-50s. let's turn it over to monika samtani. we started early this morning with the issues. >> we started early and it looks like we're ending late because this crash is still here on the inner loop of the beltway at the gw parkway. it involves one single vehicle, lots of debris apparently on the roadway. a person was taken to the hospital as well. so virginia state police tell me they really cannot give me an estimate as to when they'll reopen the lanes. only the left lane is getting by. that's northbound 495 at the gw parkway and it blocks the exit to the parkway as well. so please keep that in mind. a little further north and then east, a vehicle struck a deer here at countercontract avenue.
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a little bit of a tongue twister. let's take a live radio outside. we'll -- live look outside. just loading up here approaching the beltway. mike, andrea? >> thanks, monika. the main party candidates who want to be virginia's next governor squared off in their final debate last night. >> the faceoff between republican ken cuccinelli and democrat terry mcauliffe took place on the virginia tech campus. that prompted much of their discussion to center on guns. since there is a memorial to the 32 tech students and professors gunned down at the school in april 2007. >> my opponent likes to say i got an f from the nra. i don't care what grade i got from the nra. >> i believe the most important thing we can do is be much more aggressive in addressing mental health needs across our society because it's nearly impossible
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to find -- [indiscernible] >> recent polls show mcauliffe increasing his lead over cuccinelli. they also traded barbs on ed indication, the economy and -- on education, the economy and their record. time for another your money report this morning. jessica is off of the we do have the headlines, though. stocks were back in rally mode after strong earnings reports from at&t and ford yesterday. the dow picked up more than 90 points to close at 15,059. the s&p 500 was up 5 and change. the nasdaq picked up 21.89. guess who owes the i.r.s. a fortune in backtaxes? private contractors who work for the i.r.s. the agency's inspector general found that nearly 700 employees of the i.r.s. contractors owe backtaxes to the tune of $5.4 million. under annual i.r.s. policy, more than half of those workers shouldn't be allowed to work for the i.r.s. because they are not enrolled in installment plans to pay
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those taxes that they owe. contractors for the healthcare.gov website say last minute changes and not enough testing time led to widespread problems since the site launched october 1. congress has started some hearings on those glitches which have made signing up for health care coverage pretty difficult and that's a good assessment of it. lawmakers grilled private contractors who helped create the site and some of them took part of the blame. the others pointed at other contractors. not me, it's him apparently some are saying. and the obama administration rushed the job. secretary sebelius is expected to testify on the hill next week. some of you to the north and west may be waking up to frost this morning. and so what's happening right now in prince george's county may not seem to weird. >> that's because the public works department is on its annual snow and ice exercise today, getting ready to practice before the real stuff shows up. delia goncalves is live at their starting point in forestville. you're outside this time,
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delia. >> reporter: i know. i'm not lucky enough to be inside but i am fortunate to be with the new acting director of the department here, daryl mobley. tell me about the importance of this day. i know this is an annual dry run so crews can practice, gear up and you can test your equipment. tell me about what's going to happen today. >> what's going to happen today is we'll have about 400 employees out driving the roadways, testing their equipment, making sure that the plows are operational, making sure the salt spreaders are working properly and also we're checking -- testing our avl system, our automated vehicle load system. the prince george's county department of public works and transportation wants to be prepared for any weather event that will occur. >> it could occur as early as november. so certainly we're not jumping the gun in doing this in october. >> absolutely. you can never be too prepared for any weather event. we want to make sure we are ready for any event in prince
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george's county. >> thank so you much for joining us. good luck this winter season. >> thank you. >> reporter: hopefully it won't be a snowy one but it might be a cold one. >> that's right. thank you very much. >> reporter: thank so you much. the new acting director here talking about all the events that will take place today. so essentially what happens, you see this plow truck here, one of the 300 pieces of equipment that they have here. we will have many of these plow trucks actually heading out on to the roads today. they will do a dry run, make sure the equipment works and they'll take a look at any conditions on the road that need to be addressed before this snow removal begins this winter season and they will report back here to the hub to make sure that they address and fix those problems before they really become major headaches when the winter weather comes our way. so at the 6:00 hour, we'll actually head inside a vehicle, head out on the roads and talk to a driver about what they
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expect and what they see on the roads this morning. back to you, mike. >> thanks, deal ya. see you in a bit -- delia. see you in a bit. there's a school in northeast washington that will be closed because of a carbon monoxide leak. dozens of teachers and student are recovering after they were indeed expod to carbon monoxide. langley elementary school had to be evacuated yesterday after the leak was reported. 66 students and 20 adults had to be treated. a faulty boiler is believed to be the culprit in this. the real estate agent at the center of a halloween legal dispute will hold her annual haunted garden event tonight and tomorrow night. montgomery county tried to block her huge display at her home in silver spring. some neighbors complained the five-day event created too much traffic in the neighborhood. while others say they and their children love going there. in the end the judge ordered the haunted garden be reduced from five nights to two but that's still not the end of it. montgomery county will be back
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in court early next month trying to win a permanent injunction. 5:37. it's one of the most famous road races in the country. >> police will be especially vigilant guarding runners and speck statementors at sunday's marine corps -- spectators at sunday's marine corps marathon. that story is coming up. >> let's see who's celebrating a birthday today. and a special happy birth today to ken molestina. if this is your day, happy birthday to you, like my friend gina adams. we'll be right back.
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5:40 on this friday morning. it is chilly out here. i am more comfortable with the ear muffs, the gloves, the jackets a. cold morning and brisk afternoon. clear skies, good visibility. winds are pretty light in most spots. we have a little breeze in northwest. we'll climb out of the 20s and 30s into the mid-50s this afternoon but the winds will pick up at times gusting near 20. inside in a few minutes with your seven-day forecast. right now we're checking in with monika samtani who's already been way too busy for a friday morning. i really have been. i at least have a little bit of progress to tell you about. on the inner loop at the gw parkway, the early morning crash long-standing has been moved to the right showedder, although the ramp to the g -- shoulder although the ramp to the gw parkway remains blocked. traffic is stopped from the georgetown pike to the gw parkway. back to you guys. sunday is the marine corps
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marathon and you'll expect for see even tighter security than in past years. >> some runners who were in the boston marathon will also be running in this race. spectators are discouraged from bringing backpacks and they'll be subject to searches which could end up getting you caught when it comes trying to get through the security check point. u.s. park police say all of their officers are going to be deployed. >> you can be assured that the u.s. park police will be out there. we'll be very vigilant and we will be out there full force. >> runners, you cannot wear those hydration camelback sort of things. the backpacks or masks, they want those out of the picture. they cannot carry glass contain others or flammable liquids. spectators will be allowed to wait at the finish line. is there a chance we could make it back to the 70-degree mark next week sometime? howard has details in the seven- day forecast. >> plus, we'll meet some local students who are rapping about their love for healthy food.
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a good friday morning. a cold one out there. temps in the 20s in spots. we'll be rising to the middle 50s this afternoon after the chill this morning. so even a cool to chilly afternoon. breezy, maybe not as windy as yesterday, some gusts to 20 miles an hour. then clear tonight. 51 by 7:00. you're going to have to bundle up for the high school football games if you're going out for those and 48 by 9:00 p.m. currently looking at temperatures in the upper 20s in places like manassas, dulles is down to 30. warrenton, stafford checked in with 29. last time i was looking up there. 32 at the tappahannock airport. got a report of frost in
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maryland. if you don't have the freeze, you at least have frosty conditions as well. if we didn't get a killing freeze this morning, we'll likely have another freeze warning, frost advisory for tonight. outside on the michael & son weather camera, good visibility. the capitol dome under clear skies. the moon is looking good, almost overhead right now. 39 degrees at national. light southwesterly winds. the humidity at 67%. but it's the dew point in the upper 20s. it's a really good measure of how much moisture is in the air and b, how cold temperatures can get when you have clear skies and light winds and dry air. we've dropped into the upper 20s away from town. 44 pittsburgh. you can see the subfreezing temperatures in tennessee this morning. western north carolina and new york, boston, norfolk, they're holding above 40 thanks to the warmth of the atlantic ocean. rain and snow showers, lake effect snow showers will continue through at least midday here and to areas in pennsylvania and ohio, but around our neck of the woods, looks to be partly to mostly
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sunny once again, just breezy. tonight we'll be clear, cold. like this morning upper 20s to upper 30s for the lows. saturday starts out sunny. we're going to watch the system pass to the north. saturday evening a few clouds. there's a cold front here. this cold front and it's a weak one will come through saturday night and into sunday morning. so sunday may just be a couple of degrees cooler but both days are going to be a little bit more comfortable than what we had yesterday and what we're going to see today with a high forecast only around 55. 38 tonight, light winds. just clear skies. another chilly one with upper 20s in the colder suburbs. 59 tomorrow. nice and cool. maryland, howard, navy, all the homecoming football games, weather should be good for that. the mayor even -- the marine corps marathon, good weather for runner. next week low 60s monday and tuesday. mid-60s by the middle of the week. we could jump to 70 here by wednesday. it all depends on the next storm system. that's why you have to throw a chance of showers in there for
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halloween. friday mornings are supposed to be a break for early morning commuters. you head to work early. then you say you're going to leave work early. well this morning, look what you have to deal with. just about quarter to 3:00 this morning, we had a single- vehicle crash on the inner loop. look at all that red. basically stopped. bumper-to-bumper traffic from the georgetown pike to the gw parkway. it's a short stretch but enough to cause a delay on the inner loop northbound 495 to the gw parkway. the lanes have been reopened but the ramp to the gw parkway remains blocked so you cannot access the parkway from the northbound side of 495. let's take a live look outside. here's what it looks like if you're planning to head across the american legion bridge. this is all north of the crash scene on the beltway west side of town. let's go back to the maps at least on the northbound side of i-95 in virginia, it's just going to be that normal slow stuff from dale city toward wood bridge. lorton, newington, springfield still looks good. we'll take a live look and you see it looks pretty normal for this time of the morning rush hour on a friday. just loaded up in the main and
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hov lanes but at least it's moving on to 395. mike, back to you. >> thank you, monika. our next guests are so terrific, andrea saw them once and said you have to come back. first, we'll talk to joanne hammermaster, the president of real food for kids. that is all about getting more healthy foods in schools, right? >> yes. >> what is the biggest goal? it's a coalition of parents your organization. >> correct. >> what are you trying to do? >> we want to get a lot of the processed foods out of the school and get more fresh food in for the kids because a lot of them love fresh food and a lot of them have not tasted fresh food. >> do you reach out to local farmers markets? do you reach out to local food providers to get that kind of food at school? it has to be a challenge. >> it is a challenge. with a large school system you have to get from a lot of big vendors. you can't always get from local but that's what we're striving for. again some of the frozen food is not bad. it's just with all the extra
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processing and artificial ingredients, that's what we want out of the food. >> yhave a special event on monday. what is it. >> food day. hollow meadows elementary school 3:00 to 5:00. it's going to be a lot of fun. >> we have the group called the fresh rappers from marshall high school in falls church, virginia. they created this song to get kids excited about eating great foods in school and hopefully make the cause move forward. let's take a listen. >> thank you. ♪ ♪ i just can't get enough of this ♪ hey, i just can't wait, come on, come on, fill my plate ♪ school nutrition needs some
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switching, add some spice and heat up the kitchen. >> we love the cookies but they're not sufficient. we need vegetables to keep our bodies sufficient. >> don't give me a nugget. give me a healthy snack. >> get ready. get ready. ♪ i just can't get enough of this, it's the healthiest ♪ we're pumped and thrilled for food that's ther frommest. real kids, real food, that's our message. >> got to work hard to make the grade. we need real food. >> sports and play, shout it out across the u.s.a. >> we're ready. >> for a new attitude. >> we're ready. >> if you want some healthier food. >> i'm going to help my brain. >> i'm going to have to feed it
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nutrition. ♪ i just can't get enough of this ♪ ♪ >> the fresh rappers from marshall, virginia, great job, great message. i see why you asked them to come back. back to you. >> they sound great this early in the morning. going from fresh fruits to a striving dessert business, the owner says it started as a nice gesture and she got it off the ground without traditional business loans. we'll meet her in the next half- hour.
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"u.s.a. today" entertainment editor dennis moore has watched the to new films in theaters today and we start with one featuring a stellar cast called "the counselor." >> i always thought a law degree was a license to steal. you for one hadn't capitalized on it. >> i intend to take a trade.
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a one-time deal. >> that's a nice ring. >> you have set a date? >> not yet. >> you should be careful what you wish for, angel. because we all have secrets. >> there they are. cameron diaz, penelope cruz and lavier bardem who always has weird hair now. you're not so thrilled. >> there's one point where a waitress asks michael fassbender, what can i get you to drink. he says hemlock and i say, make mine a double. >> that bad? >> this is what your reviewer says. one and a half out of four stars. talented cast caught in a conlooted web. -- convoluted week. why isn't it that catchy thing we want? >> part of it is the pullster prize -- pulsester prize
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winning play. it's full of more alizeing and -- morallallizing and death and grief. how can this be so boring? >> oh, my goodness. >> we saw michael fassbender, he was in "12 years a slave." he's a rising star. with this bad review, will this stall his career? >> they'll hope it will just go away. >> let's move right along. i was shocked to read your reviewer loved the latest in the series of the jackass movies. this is a sample pal of bad grandpa. >> grandpa, it doesn't work. >> oh, ouhch.
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>> i'm hungry. >> follow my lead. >> rude, wrong and laugh till you snort funny. your reviewer gave this three out of four stars. i'm shocked. >> it's hard to describe this kind of comedy. if you like seeing a senior citizen get his [ bleep ] caught in the vending machine-- >> okay, that's really there. that's it? >> that's it start to finish. there is a little bit after plot here. he's taking his grandchild from his crack addicted mother to his deadbeat father. a little heart string pulling? maybe. but first you have to get all of the tripping over themselves. >> three out of four, though? >> i would give it maybe two out of four. >> okay. all right. so forget the counselor.
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if you like that kind of humor that dennis described earlier, then bad grandpa is for you. what we saw in that scene, the old guy, that was the really johnny knoxville with a lot of prosthetic makeup. >> yes. >> dennis, thank you. i think i'm getting to snuggle by the fire this weekend and avoid those two movies. >> good choice. >> thank you. let's go to mike, monika and howard. >> it's friday. october 25. glad you're with us and waking up with us. the lovely howard bernstein, the handsome -- no, just kidding. good morning, monika. >> you need more sleep, more coffee, more sleep. we'll get it all right. >> she has one accident to talk about. you have some chill to talk about. >> i go. have some frosty weather out there. very cold. some upper 20s to upper 30s. it will be a decent day, sunshine, a few clouds and another breezy one. not as breezy as yesterday but still gusts toward the 20 mile an hour range and an afternoon high right around 55 degrees. got that freeze warning effect for most of us.
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eastern shores not in it. parts of the northern neck, out in the mountains where the growing season is over. but the rest of us in purple, those are all freeze warnings until 10:00 this morning. and you can see these temperatures which are down in the upper 20s in manassas. warrenton, stafford also dipped to 29 last check with tappahannock at 32. gaithersburg has been 34 but i've seen some temperatures like the clarksburg area hovering around 32 and a half. it's real close there. even parts of southern maryland we've had some frost reported. culpeper also at 32 degrees with luray again freezing. this afternoon sunny, breezy. a little cool for the time of year. we should be in the mid-60s. we'll be in the middle 50s. monika samtani, it's friday. what has happened? the last few weeks drivers have checked out. >> it's really not your typical friday morning whatsoever. this crash on the inner loop happened at about quarter to 3:00 this morning. it was just a single vehicle. it took a couple of hours to clear it up. it's all on the showedder now at the gw parkway but

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