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>> reporter: good morning, erica. the sun is rising on what many hope will be a new day in terms of pedestrian access. the end of 2011 has been tough for them. we want to show you the construction that was going on here yesterday. this is a $6.5 million project. the city says that it's on time and on budget. but it's been getting on the nerves of those directly affected. this week the city heralded the opening of the west side of 18th street around belmont. they say it's happening just in time for new year's eve traffic. you'll have to wait a bit longer before the project is over. they're talking about late february. for the last eight month ors so access has been the challenge. barriers and work crews by day with both sides of 18th street closed. the city says now that was an error. they did not mean to have work going on on both sides of the street. the utility work on one side. d dot on the other. the announcement that at least
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one side is opening is sort of a correction of that. it's been tough for businesses in the interim. one business has been put up for sale since this process began. whether or not that was a function of this or perhaps just some sort of economic darwinism, a lot to have merchants who are here now say it has been a tough time, the city is offering tax free loans for merchants who are affected. many say they don't want to incur more debt. the city is encouraging folks to celebrate new year's. you have sham point toasts and some other things. it's open for business. a good way to ring in the new year. we're live in adams morgan back to you. >> thanks so much and happy new year to you. we'll see you later. the new year celebration will be quieter this year in alexandria. for the first time in years the annual first night celebration will not have fire works. the change comes after a series of accidents at area fire work displays and a new state law
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requires more space between fire works and spectators. but organizers say there will still be plenty of entertainment for the whole family. >> we're going to have lasers and lights. it's going to be great. timed to music. projected right on to the masonic memorial. >> first night will host 100 performances at more than a dozen venues beginning this afternoon at 1:00. it lasts until midnight. the cost is $20. to make sure that you get home safe tonight or early tomorrow morning ark local nonprofit wants to give you a free ride. the washington regional alcohol program has brought back the sober ride program this year. it goes each night until january 1st from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. you can get a free ride up to $30 fare by calling 1-800-200-taxi to get your free cab ride. there will be celebrations around the country to ring in 2012 tonight, but when the clock strikes midnight here on the
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east coast, all eyes will be on one super bash. you know what i'm i'm talking about. of course, times square. it's pretty quiet right now. people are already starting to line up to be among the million people who watch that famous ball drop. nbc's wendy gillette joins us live from the site of the iconic street party with more on what we can expect tonight. good morning, wendy. >> reporter: good morning, erica. it is a gorgeous morning here in new york city. extremely mild temperatures. and that is expected to continue through tonight. it's only going to be -- it is supposed to be as high as 50 degrees. i shouldn't say only. that is really ridiculously high for new year's eve. compare that to last year when we had that blizzard just a few days before new year's. what a big difference. we're at 7th avenue and 48th street. there's no crowd yet. take a look down the street. you can see a couple blocks down there, there is a crowd gathering at this hour. about 100 people at this point
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some of them have been waiting here since 10:00 last night. barricades line the street this morning awaiting the crowds that will arrive within hours. >> i've seen it on tv so many times. i thought i would speerps it in person. >> reporter: it's a dream that will be realized tonight by tourists from around the globe. >> i'm from canada. >> spain. >> reporter: where are you from? >> mexico. >> reporter: laid ya gaga will headline the night's entertainment. for the younger set, justin bieber will be the true star performer. what do you like about justin bieber? >> everything. his hair, his songs. how he is. >> reporter: do you like lady gaga or justin bieber better? >> laid yeah gaga. >> justin bieber. >> reporter: add big names to a crowd as large as a million and you have an inviting target for terrorists. nypd commissioner says there are no specific threats this year, but security will be extremely tight. >> we're in very good shape. this could be a record crowd. the weather's going to be
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realtively pleasant for this time of year. we'll have thousands of police officers there. >> reporter: street vendor duane jackson knows the potential threat all too well after alerting police to a smoking vehicle in times square last year that contained a bomb inside. >> you've just got to be vigilant. you never know that the enemy's still out there. >> reporter: event organizers concentrated on more basic concerns as the week drew to a close. testing the airworthiness of confetti on thursday. and giving the ball a dress rehearsal run yesterday. and you can see the streets here in times square are still open. they will be shut down at noon as the crowds start to show up. >> thanks so much, happy new year to you. it is already 2012 happenway around the world. what a beautiful skyline.
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the clock just struck midnight about three hours ago. here's a look at the new year's celebrations in auckland, new zealand, which happened around 6:00 this morning our time. auckland is the first major city to ring in the new year and celebrate it with fireworks shot from sky city tower. gorgeous weather for us tonight maybe to see some fire works over the potomac and then beautiful temperatures. and then a harsh change. >> we're going to take it away real fast. we are going to be ushering in much colder air starting monday. but as we head into new year's eve, we are looking good. our weather's going to be fantastic today. right now we are at 50. it's at 40e in martinsburg. some 30s up to the north. morning rainshowers have since moved on through and the ones to the west are drying up. some calling for a partly sunny afternoon and really nice weather. our high temperatures will be around 59 in d.c. annapolis you have a fire works
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display tonight. your high today 55. i think at midnight you're still going to to be in the mid to upper 40s. fredericksburg high 62. at midnight your temperature in the upper 40s. you don't need to pack the heavy coat if you'll be out celebrating. worrying about the cold weather not going to happen tonight. you don't have to worry about the rain at all. i'll talk about the big plunge as we head into 2012 on monday. >> all right. thanks so much for joining us. we are also following breaking news this morning out of northeast washington that's where police are looking for the gunman who shot a man and a woman. the shots rang out overnight on queens chapel road. both victims were rushed to the hospital. both are now in stable condition. we're told. we'll bring you more details as they become available to us. a warning for people when visiting the chinatown area after a woman was attacked with her young child in the backseat of her car. police say the woman was stopped at the 700 block of f street
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northwest when a man opened the unlocked passenger side door of her car, pulled a gun and ordered her to drive to a location that was not familiar to her. the man then sexually assaulted her. police say women should take extra safety precautions. >> lock your car doors when you're driving. and the normal precautions of being aware and cognizant of your surroundings. >> there are knew security cameras in the area so people are examining them and hoping they will be able to provide some type of clues as to who the suspect is. a canine officer charged with keeping our airports safe is behind bars this morning charged with trying to solicit a minor. airport authority officer john voth was arrested at dulles airport around 1:30 yesterday afternoon. he's seen here with his dog at reagan national airport. fairfax county police charged him with soliciting a minor
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online after an undercover sting operation. he is on administrative leave. there will be no champagne toast tonight at a popular lounge in northwest. the club has been shut down by d.c. police. the chief used emergency powers to close the mood lounge. it comes after two people were stabbed outside the nightclub early yesterday morning. the club was officially shut down at 6:00 last night and will stay closed the next 96 hours. as you ring in the new year, you'll want to prepare for some new laws that will mean that you'll be paying more at the store and on the roads tomorrow morning. first, you'll need some extra change if you use the dell us toll road to get home. tolls at the main toll plaza are going up 25 cents on new year's day. that means it's going to cost $1.50 for most vehicles. tolls at the on and off ramps will remain the same. the new revenue will be used to help fund the dulles rail project. in montgomery county a five cent
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bag tax will take effect tomorrow. it is modelled after the one implemented in the district two years ago. the tax which was approved in may will apply to both paper and plastic bags and is expected to raise at least a million dollars in revenue, which will be used for water and litter clean up. the time right now is 9:10 good morning to you. celebrating new year's with a big bit of the bubbly? this morning we're helping you pick out the perfect champagne for your party and offering you a special cocktail to boot. plus a serial arsonist on the loose in hollywood. th[ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation,
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you're watching news 4 today. tonight is one of the biggest party nights of the year. if you're going to celebrate with a bit of the bubbly, we've got some tips on the right champagne for you. joining us now this morning is anthony quinn from cleveland park wine and spirits.
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good morning. thanks so much for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> typically people think new year's and you think of popping the champagne cork. there's a little bit more than just having plain old champagne. i don't think champagne is ever plain old, you can definitely mix it and make some yummy cocktails which is what you're going to show us this morning, right? >> yes, i am. >> what are we starting with first? >> i'd like to show you a raspberry merlot. it's a delicious wine from virginia. i thought it would make a great base for our champagne. the bubbly by itself. you can see the bubbly by itself. and here it is already poured. >> which one goes first? the red wine or the champagne? >> you always do the white wine first. you always have the wine poured first. and then you add to it. the nice thing is you can start with it being drier like this.
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you can see the beautiful bubbles, gorgeous. the more you add to it, you can personalize your cocktails for your friends. >> some people like it more dry. some people like it more sweet. these are not expensive $9.99, $11.99. there's a great way other than that a mimosa. to steal a line from "pretty woman" strawberries compliment champagne so well. that's something we've got here on the table. why are strawberries so great with champagne or chocolate? >> they just compliment. they just don't take anything away. they just add. >> these chocolates are from a local vendor. >> they are. >> what are these? >> they're from bailey kaston who makes them here in cleveland park. >> good stuff. >> they're amazing. >> these are very good. so chocolate, champagne, maybe some raspberries, strawberries. what's the next thing that we have here? this is one type of wine. this is a classic everything
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everybody recognizes this bottle and is so asked for? >> process coe is the most popular bubbly today. there's nothing more demanded. everyone wants it. everyone comes in asking always for prosecco first. >> we've got some smoked salmon on crackers. this one what is the difference? i see one is more light in color and this is a rose colored champag champagne. that's the difference? >> well, you could make a prosst secco that is rose colored as well. you have to have a red grape that goes into it. >> okay. >> in that case it's more pinot noir. >> i usually ask the man in the family here, can you pop the bottle. i'm afraid i'm going to put
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somebody's eye out. can you show us how to properly open a champagne bottle so nobody gets sent to the emergency room at the stroke of midnight tonight. >> with this -- >> is it safe to sit here? >> of course. you have to get the foil off. this is the highest quality level you can buy. >> i like the way he says that. >> i spent ten years off and on in france, in paris back in the '70s. >> you undo the wrapper, the foil. >> right. and then there are two ways that you hold -- you always hold the bottle like this because you want to be able to control it. and either you can turn the cork or you can turn the bottle. in my cases i hold the cork and i turn the bottle. and you just have to be sure as it comes out. it's very gradual. it's supposed to be exciting, of course you want the pop, but you barely want any pop.
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oops. excuse me. excuse me about that. >> that's beautiful. it looks good. >> and here you have yourself a great, great glass of -- the reedle glasses from awe see ya. some of the best stemware you can buy. >> lovely. you're ready to ring in the new year properly. cheers to you. all the best for 2012. go to our website nbc washington so you can check out the recipe for these cocktails, the names of the wines and the champagne and of course all the chocolates and all the good stuff. nbc washington is the place you want to go to. >> they'll all be available today. >> cheers to that. >> come and join us. >> thank you. all right. take a look outside. >> we have a fantastic weather forecast. you're going to love it. grab your
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you're watching news 4 today. two doctors in maryland now face multiple counts of murder for performing late term abortions. the doctors both have practices out of state. they're accused of bringing women to a clinic in elkton, maryland, to perform late term abortion. after a 16-month investigation officers raided their clinic and discovered 35 late term fetuses in a freezer. the two doctors were charged under maryland's viable fetus law. so far the law has only been used for those accused of killing pregnant women. this morning police in california are looking for a serial arsonistho set 21 car fires in just a four-hour period early this morning. the fires were set in parked
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cars in hollywood and west hollywood. the most notable damage was done to the former house to have late jim morrison which was sparked by a car that was set ablaze on a neighboring street. investigators are now looking at a security camera footage from several parking garages were cars were torched. no one was hurt in the fires, but police hope to find the arsonist to keep them from striking during tonight's new year's festivities. just a day after announcing a new convenience fee, verizon wireless is dropping the charge after some big public backlash. the cell carrier had planned to charge $2 for customers paying their bill online or over the phone. but outragedhers took to twitter and launched petition drives forcing verizon to back down from the plan. the ceo of verizon wireless issued a statement saying we take great care to listen to our customers and the decision was quote, based on their input. >> convenience charge. most places are pushing you to
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go online to pay your bills. >> they just don't want to see you. >> they don't want snail mail. seems a little strange. >> i'm glad that's not going to be a part of the fees any longer. >> tell me something, you're from texas. what is the typical new year's eve weather forecast like where you're from? >> i'm from texas, my family is from mexico. so i spent over the holidays in mexico. it's typically pretty mild. cold for us is probably 50, 45. >> so it will cold tonight, but by our standards it's going to be pretty mild around here. so welcome. we have a fantastic weather forecast as we head through new year's eve tonight and through new year's day. late tomorrow evening that's when everything changes. let's enjoy it while we have it. we enjoy having your company, too. let's take a look outside. 50s on the map at reagan national we're at even 50. the humidity is 77%. not much in the way of winds. they're registering calm at the moment. as we look around at the
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numbers, we still have a pocket of 30s up there. normally where we get some colder air stuck out towards cumberland and haguerstown. mid 50s in fredericksburg. 43 to our west on this said morning. here's what you should be expecting. no problems today. a nice warm up into the 50s. even some 60s this weekend. no problems for new year's eve. so take that concern and just push it aside. it is a cold blast that's my concern for monday, tuesday, and wednesday. and with that cold blast we're going to come some gusty winds as well. be on the lookout. be changes as we head into monday and tuesday next week. today's highs up into the middle and upper 50s. after high temperature is 45. yes, this is seasonally mild for us. we had a handful of sprinkles come through this morning off to the west it looks like it wants to rain a little more. most of that activity has been drying up. if you're going to be taking in some of the fire works
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celebrations tonight, we found a few for your. over to annapolis 44 and partly cloud you. to the south our friends in fredericksburg, we love you down there. your fire works celebration is going to be fantastic 46 partly cloudy and seasonally mild. what about right here? here it comes in d.c. 46. over national harbor with the fire works. this is the front that's knocking on our door it's going to blast us with the cold air. look what happens on monday. the time line is in the title 8:00 monday. 33 windchills down in the teens. let's just not think about that. let's enjoy this. we have 50s and 60s today under partly sunny skies. extending this forecast now seven days ahead. we'll take you four at a time here. we have the wonderful weather today and tomorrow. it's tomorrow late that we get that cold blast in here. monday is windy, tuesday's high is 34. that will be the coldest day this week. tuesday night we go down to 20
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in d.c. easily teens in the suburbs. and wednesday we're still many the 30s. it won't be until next friday that we're back up average again with a high of 50. this is a weather roller coaster. >> so one day at a time. we'll look forward to this evening. i have some family in town. we're going to the national harbor. perfect weather. >> enjoy it. >> thanks so much. the time right now is 9:27. good morning. thanks for joining us. the district is about to have its lowest homicide total in nearly a half century. why some people including the head of the police union aren't ready to celebrate. and he's charged with murdering and dismembering a little girl and it may not have been the first time he's targeted young girls. disturbing new
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you're watching nbc 4. washington's news leader this is news 4 today.
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good morning, everyone. so glad that you can join us. welcome to news 4 today on this saturday, december 31st, 2011. here's some of our top stories this morning. revelers are lining up for one of the biggest new year's eve celebrations in the country. here's a live look at times square. more than a million people are expected to pack the square and millions more around the country and world will watch on tv. police are warning women to be on guard when visiting the chinatown area after a woman was attacked. they say a man opened the woman's unlocked passenger side door while she was stopped on the 700 block of f street northwest, pulled a gun and ordered her to drive to an area where she was sexually assaulted. gop presidential hopefuls are spending the holiday trying to round up voters before the first many the nation iowa caucuses on tuesday. right now mitt romney leads the pack with ron paul close behind. and the surging rick santorum in
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third. two decades ago the district was ravaged by a violent crime. by this year this year's murder rate will hit a 50-year low. >> reporter: district of columbia was once known to be among the most violent cities in the country. with hundreds of people losing their lives every year. so far this year there's been 108 killings. that's the smallest number in decades. >> when i started here in 1990, the two things that used to really bother me is we were known as the murder capital of the world and the city of unsolved homicides. our detectives and our police officers have done an amazing job in turning that around. we are no longer either one of those things. >> reporter: police say murders are down 18%. that's the lowest in 48 years. of the 108 killings, 62 have been solved. but the overall homicide closure rate is 94%. that's one of the best in the
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country. >> that retaliatory violence we don't have weekends with 11 or 12 shootings and seven homicide because the detectives work around the clock with our partners and we take those people off the street before the retaliation begins. >> one of the cases recently solved is the murder of billy mitchell gunned down in january as we walked home from the theater in northwest washington. his broo brother brian mitchell said detectives did a good job. quote, there is some relief from our family that is dangerous killer isn't running around on the streets. damon ward was gunned down after leaving a u street restaurant in 2006. his case is still unsolved. his mother barbara ward talked to us by phone. >> in the case of my son, the investigation just wasn't an investigation. i've given up hope, yes. >> reporter: the chief has this message for families that are still waiting for justice. >> we never give up. we never give up. we'll keep working those cases until we come to closure.
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d.c. isn't the only area seeing a big drop in homicides. one virginia community is on pace for a record year when it comes to crime. if arlington can go the next 17 and a half-hours without a homicide, it will have sooer owe for the entire year. it would be the first time since the 950s that there were no murders in the county. other jurisdictions in our area that have seen a drop in murders this year, fairfax county has 11. so far that's down from 16 last year. there were also drops in montgomery county and prince william county. prince george's county was the only county to see an increase. they had 94 murders this year up from 90 last year. a warning for you if you are heading out to celebrate the new year. police in fairfax county say they are stepping up efforts to catch drunk drivers. this was the scene last night as police set up their first drunk driving check point along richmond highway just in time for the holiday weekend. police tell us this check point is part of a broader effort all
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weekend long to stop drunk driving and make sure that everyone out celebrating the new year does so safely. the search for a missing toddler in maine has shifted from a missing persons case to a criminal investigation. police in waterville believe foul play is involved in the disappearance of the 20-month-old girl. they say they've gathered evidence to now reclassify the case. the toddler was last seen two weeks ago while staying with her father. he says he put the girl to bed. when he went to check on her in the morning she was gone. the father is not a suspect at this time. the man accused of killing a 9-year-old girl in indiana was accused of sexually harassing a teenage girl in iowa. documents in centerville, iowa, show a mother filed a protective order against michael plumadore, the man you just saw on your screen in november last year to keep him from her 13-year-old daughter. however, a judge dismissed the complaint because the case didn't meet the criteria for a
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protective order. plumadore is accused of beating the girl to death and then dismembering her body. the anoiting sus sesz sor and youngest son of kim jong il has a new responsibility. he's been announced as spleem commander of the country's military. the announcement comes two days after the official mourning for the late leader ended. the decision not only gives him official control of the armed forces, but indicates the consolidation of his power could be happening much faster than expected. kim jong un assumed control of the country after the death of his father on december 17th. it is 9:36. thanks for joining us. newt gingrich breaks down.
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an attorney from reston has filed a lawsuit to get newt gingrich on the ballot in virginia. he contends some of the signatures were improperly exclude. mosley said he is acting independently and gingrich has not yet joined the suit. a spokesman for the former house speaker said they're still debating their next move in virginia. gingrich seems to be falling out to have picture in iowa leaving the top spot for mitt romney who up until this week viewed the state as unwinnable. now he's pushing if hard far victory as the tea party seems to become more and more divided. >> reporter: mitt romney outside des moines with his wife anne and rising gop star new jersey governor christisty. the poll confirms romney is the new front runner here. in part because more iowa
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republicans believe romney can beat president obama in november. governor, the lek tablity a b factor? >> winning is a big fab torch. >> reporter: winning conservative iowa seemed out of reach. romney mostly stayed away. >> i like rick perry. it's between gingrich and romney and he hasn't been in central iowa enough for me. >> reporter: i don't mean knee's at 23 in the poll. paul at 21. santorum up to 15. perry up to 14. gingrich down to 13. the former speaker was iowa's front runner a few weeks ago. he's been hammered by negative ads from paul and romney backers. >> every notice how seem people make a lot of mistakes. >> reporter: the ads worked. newt's furious. >> i wouldn't vote for the person they're describing. >> reporter: soon after came tears. >> dealing with the real
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problems of real people in my family. >> reporter: newt was remembering his late mother and dealing with disappointment in iowa. rick santorum is upbeat enjoying his mini surge. rick perry, too. >> i'm be the anti-establishment outsider who goes to washington with a sense of purpose. >> reporter: the tea party vote is split. romney moderates are pleased. >> i think he's the only candidate that can beat obama. >> reporter: a polling expert pointed out today with six front runners here in the past six months, tuesday night could still be a photo finish. if we polled the city, most people would say this is the best weather we've seen in a long time. >> we'll keep it here not just for today. we'll share the wealth with new year's day revelers. the weather changes big time
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you're watching news 4 today. it is a gorgeous last morning of the year. going to be fabulous this evening. >> fantastic weather. and tomorrow, too. and then you do have winter coats in texas. >> we do have winter coats. i wore one i think. i had to up and buy a parka when i moved here. i wore one the other morning because i was out doing the early show and one of the producers said it's cold outside, it's not cold, cold. look here in texas 30 degrees is freezing. >> you'll be getting good money out of your parka come monday, tuesday, wednesday next week. not this weekend. i'm happy to say we're in for some great weather today and even tomorrow we'll be flirting
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with the 60 degree mark. here's how the numbers roll in temperatures are very nice. we've been in the 50s most of the morning. looks like we're going to be staying there and moving up into the 60s as well. skies are blue, just a few clouds out to the west. this morning we did have a few stray rain drops that came through the area and right along i-95678 they have moved on to the north and east. humidity is 77%. our winds are calm at the moment. more numbers coming in. 40s out towards winchester and martinsburg right along the beltway we have 50 degrees. up towards baltimore it's 51. annapolis you're 50. the highs today will be in the upper 50s. look at that 59. fredericksburg stealing the prize with 62. up to the north and west 52 in winchester. cumberland your forecasted high 50 degrees. here's the deal. the weather pattern is like this. we always get these cold
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outbreaks. we just haven't had them in the while. our jet stream the bulging northward. it's bringing southerly winds aloft. that's what's over us today and part of tomorrow. then by tomorrow evening, the jet dream is going to move and that's going to allow the mother load of cold air in canada to take up residence right here. this will be the coldest air this season. this does mean windchills in the 20z and even teens. maybe even single digits during the overnight as we think next week. you will have to bundle up next week. but for today and tomorrow not so much. we'll enjoy this nice weather. high pressure on top of us right now. 46 tonight when we ring in the new year, that's an average high by the way. that's our midnight temperature. and then this mild air early tomorrow here comes the front. bringing with it the cold blast. this gets in here, monday and tuesday and wednesday. you will see what i mean with the seven-day forecast. it goes like this. today we'll go into the upper 50s.
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mild, no problem. tonight at midnight 45 degrees. tomorrow the high of 58 early in the day. and then the front comes through. and temperatures will start to drop quickly. the winds will be picking up sunday night into monday. monday is a windy, colder day, the colder day is tuesday. tuesday's high 34. wednesday's high only 36. you can stay connected with me on facebook. i'm known as weather kim. that's where you can tweet me. >> good deal. thank you so much. time right now 19:49. thanks for joining us. forget the opponents. why players in one college bowl
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you're watching news 4 today. >> espn had a bit of a cable outage during the bowl last night. it didn't keep anyone from watching the game. instead a cable holding up one of the network's sky cams, take a look at that, snapped. sending the three feet tall, 25-pound camera crashing to the ground and take a look at that. it narrowly missed several players and had to be polled away. this narrowly missed iowa wide receiver marvin mcknuth. the game which was in its final minutes had to be delayed as the camera and the cables were all pulled off the field. oklahoma won the bowl 31-14. the redskins wrap up their seasons tomorrow in philadelphia. the eagles had dominated the skins in recent years. that hasn't always been the case. we go back to the early 9 0z when randall cunningham and the
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eagles were no match for the burgundy and gold. january 5th, 199 1rk when replay saved the day. philadelphia eagles quarterback randall cunningham and the eagles offense was just starting to take flight. cunningham to keith jackson who tears up the turf but is brought down short of the end zone as close to pay dirt as they'll get. >> when they first got down, darrell green came in the huddle and said, hey, let's put our goal to say no touchdown. three points yet, but no touchdown. after he said that the first time it was in everybody's mind, let's have this goal to not let these guys score. >> green's team goal was achieved. no eagle touchdowns.
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three turnovers and five sacks. >> i think our line played exceptionally well. tim johnson and i had fun today. we didn't let them rattle us when they came out of the no huddle, when they did a lot of different things, we were together. >> redskins leading 7-6 and driving. when mark rypien hits the short pass. biener tries an extra move. on the way down he fumbles. smith recovers the loose ball and hops on a caravan full of eagles 96 yards the other way for the apparent touchdown. wait a minute, upon further review, biener was down before the fumble no touch down. >> that really would have been a real tough thing. you work yourself silly getting all the way down to the five like that and earnest going down
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there, i think he worked so hard to have it go the other way for the touchdown, it just didn't seem right at the time. i'm sure glad instant replay showed it wasn't right. >> washington turns the nonturnover into a ten-point turn around with the field goal and a rypien to gary clark connection. the skins had done it. a 20-6 win over the eagles. >> we knew as soon as we came out of the gate. we knew we were going to beat them. people on this team didn't want to come out and say it. we know teep down inside down here where it really counts. that's what we did. >> everybody was free to individually give it their best shot. no pressure. and no pressure from no man not even the coaches. just lay it on the line. we can walk out here winners, or gracious losers.
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thank god we're leaving as gracious winners. >> a popular d.c. area winter tourist spot is finally open for business. we told you earlier this week about how our warm december weather had left liberty mountain in pennsylvania with no snow and made it hard for them to make their own. the resort says it has stayed cold enough lately to make enough snow that they can finally open. there's a handful of runs right now. this is the latest start for the ski season in our area in six years as a matter of fact. >> they just have to get through this weekend and the cold air next week is going to make them
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