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minutes. back to you. >> we look forward to that, steve, thank you. we begin with a developing story out of fairfax county. police are trying to find out who murdered a woman. she was found inside a home on hummer road. eric, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, keith. i talked to folks who live in this area and they say they're horrified but not completely shocked to see the crimes here. they've seen break-ins to cars but nothing to the scale of here yesterday. it was about 4:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon and a woman called police, reported the horrifying discovery, the body of a woman bound and stabbed in the home on hummer road. she's said to be in her 40s or 50s. the residents also served as an acupuncture business. they think it may have been a customer for an appointment, and when she was not served, she went looking for the proprietor
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and made the discovery. it's leading to an extensive crime scene investigation that continues today, some 16 hours after it started. >> there in the collection of evidence, and it's going to take some time. it may take a couple of days at this point. >> reporter: and that investigation is still continuing. now, this is in the heart of an enclave of korean businesses. this business is korean-owned. there are several others around here. as a matter of fact, the korean-american association is just around the corner. and they have called a special meeting this afternoon to talk about this. now, we understand also that police will be releasing more information about this crime later today. they are asking anyone who may have had an appointment here to contact them. the language issue has been raised here. but they say they do have korean interpresenters available to collect any information that may come from the public. back to you in the studio.
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d.c. police are investigating two overnight o ou okcelaoue i roet m ae outside a eretpeft a o ho rn oward howard road in southeast d.c. police say the victim is in critical condition this morning. just a few hours later in northeast d.c., police were called to m street for the report of a shooting. police discovered an adult male shot to death. no word of arrests in either case. now, to that deadly chopper crash in maryland. four people were killed when a helicopter plummet eted on interstate 70 thursday night. this morning we know the chopper was traveling from hagerstown to frederick after an event that offered helicopter rides to raise money for troubled youth. onboard were three co-workers of a helicopter company and a woman who won a raffle for a free chopper ride. the husband tried to talk his wife out of going on the helicopter ride, but nothing could stop her. michael flynn has more.
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>> reporter: the charred helicopter wreckage was unrecognizable. the four-seater crashed onto the median next to the eastbound lanes of tenow w dn j ginryllve ee llingryvearonboardo threeen n.mawowoma the woman from new market had won the helicopter ride in a raffle. >> she just won this trip. i think there are a lot of people that tried to influence her not to be on the helicopter. >> reporter: felix's husband said the mother of three daughters had a magnetic personality. she was a pta volunteer and brownie troop leader. she won the helicopter ride by putting her business card in a drawing during a recent chamber of commerce event. >> my wife is very independent spirit. and will like tory a lot of different things. and she kept saying this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for her. >> reporter: the tee other victims were working for the helicopter youth foundation. they just finished a charity
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event in hagerstown. the pilot was a 24-year-old of columbia. also onboard, 39-year-old george tutor, jr., the westminster. both was a consultant and father of two teens who friends say loved helping others. >> part of me's got to believe that, you know, if this is to be your end, he was doing what he really loved. >> reporter: ntsb investigators say the cause was bad weather. they waited two hours before flying right before the crash, witnesses reported seeing the chopper flying low, where power lines run 70 feet above ground. witnesses said they saw sparks before the chopper came crashing down. it was a disastrous end to a trip into helping to raise money for troubled young people. >> it's a testimony to, you know, the kind of things that she was involved in. >> reporter: michael flynn, news 4 "today." the brother of the pilot said he was an inspiration to
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everyone around him. the 24-year-old took up flying because his father was a pilot. investigators still don't know what caused the accident. aaryland teenager is dead after aie viol a late yesterda in dun kirk. the officer was responding to a domestic call when he struck a vehicle that crossed in front of him. the impact of the crash was so fierce the deputy's car flipped several times. the young teen driver's car burst into flames. the 18-year-old was a recent high school graduate. he died at the scene. district police are trying to figure out whether the so-called rooftop burglar has struck again. a church was burglarized on friday. it appears he got in through the rooftop sky light. it's too early to tell if it is the work of the rooftop burglar who struck in the same area several months ago. the union that represents metro's train operators wants to know more about the investigation into last month's
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deadly accident that killed nine people. investigators are looking at a faulty circuit at the crash site. metro has been testing the circuits twice a day since the rkwoune s ernioaccident. he workers union said that ehey have repord te gerscin ieanomals, we would like to seehe t ahelomuact repo onua aaily dasis to watch for warning signs.deedeo t transparency nsd tode ensure that the tragic accident is never repeated. a metro train operator is on leave after he accidently opened the wrong set of doors. it happened thursday night on the green line at the waterfront seu station. a passenger told the "washington post" that riders were surprised when doors opened up to the wall opposite the platform. no one was injured. metro operators have been opening doors manually for just over a year after problems with the automated door system. the operator is on paid leave pending an investigation. happening today, the first debate in the governor's race in virginia. state senator crede, and former
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attorney general b mcdonald will face off at the bar association this morning. the debate is held at the homestead resort in bath county. where deeds grew up and still lives. the event is open to the public. the race is expected to draw national attention. time now 9:07. 73 degrees outside. sarah palin's final weekend as governor of alaska. we'll take a look at how she's spending her last moments in office. what president obama hopes comes owl of the controversial arrest of a black harvard professor, and why he called the police officer involved. in this week's going green, roadside stands offer a green alternative to the grocery store. stay with us.
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alaska governor sarah palin is getting ready to leave office and she's going out with a bang. over 1,000 people turned out for her annual picnic yesterday. palin signed autographs and had hot dogs. tomorrow is her last day on the job, and earlier this month you may recall palin announced she would be resigning as governor of alaska. alaska's lieutenant governor, sean purrnell, will take off after she leaves office. the bush administration
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considered arresting a group of terror suspects. the "times" article says seral members of president bush's inner circle, including vice president cheney, pushed for what would have been an unprecedented use of military power. president bush eventually decided against testing the constitution. fbi investigators arrested the suspects in 2002. the men became known by the nickname the lackawanna six. president obama is now holding a racial controversy can be turned into a teachable moment. yesterday the president made a surprise appearance in the white house press room to address his comments about the arrest of black harvard scholar, robert gates. nbc's chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, reports. >> reporter: in an unannounced visit to the white house press briefing room, president obama attempted to tamp down a media firestorm he starts wednesday night. >> the police acted stupidly. >> reporter: it pitted mr. obama against not just arresting
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officer sergeant james crowley, but the entire cambridge police department. >> in our view there was nothing stupid about what happened. what happened to produce a different outcome was directly under the control of professor gates. and that's something that i think the president does not fully appreciate. >> reporter: the local police union demanded a presidential apology. a few hours later the president responded. >> i unfortunately gave an impression that i was maligning the cambridge police department, or sergeant crowley specifically. and i could have calibrated those words differently. >> reporter: the president made his remarks just after getting off the phone with sergeant crowley, a conversation that the white house did not characterize as an apology. >> my impression of him was that he was an outstanding police officer, and a good man, and that was confirmed in the phone conversation. and i told him that. >> reporter: the president stood by some of his statement from
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wednesday, but also cast the blame for the incident on gates whom he telephoned after he spoke with the press. >> i continue to believe, based on what i have heard, that there was an overreaction in pulling professor gates out of his home to the station. i also continue to believe based on what i heard that professor gates probably overreacted as well. >> reporter: the president then tried to refocus attention on the bigger issue of racial profiling. >> my hope is that as a consequence of this event, this ends up being what's called a teachable moment. >> reporter: a meeting between sergeant crowley, professor gates and the president is likely in the offing. >> there's a discussion about he and i and professor gates having a beer here in the white house. we don't know if that's scheduled yet. but we may put that together. >> reporter: the president sympathized with crowley over the media frenzy and the
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sergeant even asked the president to plead with the media for privacy. >> sergeant crowley would be happy for you to stop trampling his grass. >> the president alluded that the controversy was overshad overshadowing his health care effort which was dealt another setback yesterday in the house. president obama is urging congress to pass health care reform in his weekly address. the president highlighted a recent report by the council of economic advisers to make his point. >> because they lack the bargaining power that large businesses have and face higher administrative costs per person, small businesses pay up to 18% more for the very same health insurance plans. costs that eat into their profits, and get passed on to their employees. this is unsustainable. it's unacceptable. and it's going to change when i sign health care reform into law. >> under the plan in congress, small businesses would be able to purchase health insurance through an insurance exchange. the president calls it a marketplace for price quality and services can be compared on
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a variety of plans. small businesses will also get a tax credit. republicans are calling it a prescription for disaster. they argue small businesses will pay a high price and more jobs will be lost. the district is getting a boost in the fight against aids. house lawmakers have approved a bill that would lift the ban on using federal money for needle exchange programs. thisould give the district and other major u.s. cities more support in the spread of hiv and aids among needle users. intravenous drug use accounts for 18% of the spread of the virus. the bill, however, also includes a restriction against assisting any program that distributes needles within 1,000 feet of where people frequent, including schools, parks and playgrounds. happening today, the wild life center is releasing three bald eagles into the wild. earlier this summer they were d ueom the wild and .reated at the ntced .er they have since been okayed for thkeoff. is f vseoritteent c ar w
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is vsor center at mason thate park at around noon to es isnt iopen to the public.nt if you are interestedon ctact the f o vniira gi o virginia and reserve a otsp. this will be the first time that three eagles have beense r elead at once in the center's 27-year history. happy flights. well, 9:16. 73 degrees outside. next up, the top stories. and update on the weather.
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>> i do. tons of photos. it was one of the best experiences of my life. >> it's such a beautiful country. >> it is. yeah, it is. land of the thousand hills. just green, lush. the weather was great. it's in the dry season right now. elevation is like 4,500 feet. barely cloud in the sky. 85 degrees. >> good to have you back. >> thank you. good to be back. but not 85 degrees dry here. >> it's going to be warm today. we're heading into the 90s. we haven't really been in the 90s all that much this summer. we did touch dng once during th work week. but for the most part we've been in the mid-80s all month long. but today we head into the low 90s. we finally have a summer-like setup with southwesterly winds. and these southwesterly winds will stick around for a number of days. this is what it looks like as we look across the river toward ross lynn. really hazy skies. the wind right now light, calm. the dewpoint 67.
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with that number up in the upper 60s, you know it's pretty humid out there. in fact, that number could climb over the next couple of days. 73 right now. 70 owl of dulles. 69 right now at dwy. you can see the dew points are on the high side. it is quite humid out there. especially down towards paks river with a dew point of 71. 72 currently in atlanta. this is where our weather will be coming from over the next couple of days. there is a big storm off to the west. a frontal band is producing some showers and some thunderstorms. some of these thunderstorms could produce some severe weather across the ohio valley. ahead of that system, though, for us, we'll have that southwesterly wind flow which will bring in the warm weather and humid weather. we have a high pressure sitting on top of us, so we'll see a lot of sunshine out there today with mostly sunny skies. there's the front. tomorrow the frost starts to push into our area, and with the front in place, we could have some showers and thunderstorms
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during the day. first starting in our western zones, then marching eastward. some of these storms could be on the strong side, especially from maryland all the way up towards new england. then the front's going to stick around for a good part of the week, keeping us in an active pattern. but for day,to great. mostly sunny. warm and humid. just a few clouds out there. temperatures in the lower 90s. a bit warmer off to the south and west of town. and then tomorrow there's about a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms. again, some may be on the severe side, especially north of the beltway up toward the mason dixon line. and monday and tuesday, a few lingering pop-up storms. but by no means of a washout. it's going to be warm and humid this weekend. >> but no umbrellas today? >> not today. >> good news. thank you, sir. o o baseball's worst teams, and a soccer match i our area gets international attention. here's lindsay czarniak with today's sports minute. >> hey, good morning, everybody.
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your sports minute on this saturday begins with baseball. the nationals hosting the pad s padres. the two worst teams gets together. somebody had to lose and last night it was the nats. the national pitching with three rbis. the padres downed the nationals 6-2. orioles on the road in boston last night. baltimore's play of the night, going out to kobe at home play. os lost the game. they're now 1-15 on the road against division opponents. in golf, at the senior british open. fred funk is making history. he set a 36-hole record at 11 under par. he leads the tournament by three shots. funk is going for the first major win of his career. in world team tennis last night, the washington castles upset the top seeded new york sports times 22-19 in overtime to win the eastern conference championship. the castles advance to sunday's title match. they'll host the springfield lasers. in soccer last night, chel
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si defeated milan 2-1. i'm lindsey czarniak. have a great weekend. last night's game was in front of a sellout crowd. they said the match was expected to bring in between 15 and $20 million. many hotels in the inner harbor area were sold out. crisp, juicy and fresh, the only place to get produce straight from the field tastes a roadside stand. those stands often nestled on the back roads or on the way to the beach are a way for local farmers to bring their offerings to you. we explore the allure as going green celebrates food. >> what can i get for you today? >> reporter: reggie's produce stands sits on the main road to deal. boaters fill up on his sweet corn, ripe tomatoes and perfumed melons.
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there is no better cantaloupe than here. for years we just stop along the way and get our fresh vegetables. >> reporter: and it is fresh. his family's been farming here for generations. since the first nutwell arrived in colonial days. >> he was an indentured servant sailing up the chesapeake bay. he jumped overboard and swam for shore. >> reporter: it's not the easy yeast work, but he loves it. >> i love plowing the ground in the spring. i like planting the stuff. i like tending to it and trying to keep it -- weeds and grass and stuff like that out of it. i like coming out on the side of the road and meeting other people. >> reporter: and he meets a lot of people. his stand has a steady stream of customers. loading up. >> i think it's fresh. i like to support the local community. >> because it's grown locally, it's a greener way to go. >> reporter: this used to be the home of tobacco.
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the old tobacco barns still stand as monuments to that bygone era. now people are addicted to the sweet corn. and it's keeping the farmers in business. >> someone actually told me this is the sweetest corn they've ever tasted. this corn is delicious. >> reporter: 18-year-old math i brady spends the weekend selling the family's corn out of the back of the pickup in maryland. he picks the crop at 6:00 each morning. sounds like a chore, but to brady, farming is a sweet passion. >> i love farming. it's so peaceful. yeah. it's really like, you can understand like being out in the field by yourself. the only bad part is the hoeing part. but besides that, in the end, people enjoying the -- something you worked so hard to create. it's something. >> reporter: and brady's corn is really something. gordon bachner comes out from bethesda. >> you can't beat the sweet corn out of here. it is as good as neeg.
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throw it on the grill, cook it right in the husk. nothing better than that. >> reporter: and young brady will take home $500 for his efforts. roadside stands help keep our farms and our farmers alive. but it's not a living. >> $3, please. >> reporter: reggie nutwell is a firefighter during the off-season. brady's family has a side business pouring concrete. they're doing all they can to stay close to the land, and giving us even more reason to pull over and fill up. >> thanks. >> reporter: wendy rieger, news4. and nothing like sweet corn or fresh corn. mofor re informationfo visit ou going eenon website at nbcwashington.com and search going green. time now 9:27. still ahead in our next half hour, the weekend edition does a wall street rally signal an improving economy? we'll take a look. money can't buy happiness, but it can relieve pain.
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why the british press believes one royal bachelor will soon be off the market. stay with us. spoc
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updating our top stories. police hope a security camera will help explain what happened at an acupuncture business in anondale. she was stabbed around 4:00 afternoon.nten. officers remain on the scene th morning. today is the first debate in the governor's race in virginia.
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stateaten sor deed and monald will face offhis morning. the debate is held at the homestead resort in bath county. alaska governor sarah palin is getting ready to leave office. tomorrow is her last day on the job. earlier this month she announced she would be resigning as governor of alaska. alaska's lieutenant governor will take over after palin leaves office. good morning. welcome to the 9:00 edition of "news4 today." the news is just ahead. we want to take a quick look at this morning's weather. we head upstairs to steve. >> good morning, everyone. it's going to be a warm and humid weekend here in the beltway. we do have a southwesterly wind in place, which is going to bring in that warm and muggy weather. 73 right now. 74 in annapolis.
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today temperatures heading into the lower 9 ohs. upper 80s, lower t 0s. it's already pretty humid out there. we do have a few clouds moving overhead. there's a storm across the ohio valley. and that will bring us a chance of showers and storms as we head into tomorrow. but for today, southwesterly winds will really warm things up. we're heading into the low 90s, even warmer south and west of town. tomorrow the showers and thunderstorms arrive. some could be on the strong side. we're going to talk about it coming up in just a couple minutes. back to you. >> sounds good, steve, thank you. it was a good week for wall street. the dow gained 23 points friday to close above 9,000 once again. there was also good news this week for workers. the federal minimum wage up 70 cents an hour. this as president's economic team disreed on who should be in charge of making sure your money, the money you borrow and the money you save is safe. tracey potts reports. >> reporter: the government says risky mortgages and lax credit
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rules helped drive this economy to the brink. the treasury secretary tells congress one new agency should be in charge of protecting consumers. >> it's not enough. to have standards. it's not enough to have rules. it's not enough to state protections. they have to be enforced. >> reporter: but the head of the federal reserve wants to keep the regulatory power where it is. >> that strategy must include sustained efforts by all the regulatory agencies to make effective use of authorities. >> reporter: this, as 4.5 million workers got a raise. the minimum wage is now $7.25 an hour. that could force small businesses to past the costs on to consumers. wall street doesn't seem concerned. this week the dow topped 9,000 for the first time since january. >> growth lg strong first half of next year. the stock market is building that into pricing now. >> reporter: but with unemployment lagging far behind, pulling americans out of their individual financial ruts, that could take awhile.
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billionaire businessman warren buffett has decided to start with the next generation. a to online cartoons, teaching kids how to manage money. >> they're very simple lessons. we're not trying to teach them complicated. we're telling them that basically a penny saved is a penny earned. >> reporter: i'm tracey potts, news4. over half a million more americans are now getting unemployment checks. money might not buy happiness, but it could cure what ails you. new research suggests money can help ease pain in some people. the experiments cducted by scientists in minnesota and china kept coming up with the same results. physically touching dollar bills, believe it or not, or even just the thought of money affected how people thought about themselves, both physically and emotionally. scientists found that people who feel rejected or physically hurt have a higher desire for money than others. researchers say thaer findings could help explain why some people become addicted to making
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money. this year the university of the district of columbia has started to make some major changes. those changes include creating a community college campus for two-year students and raising admission standards and students working toward a four-year degree. we have two doctors, the new president of the community college. thanks to both of you for joining us. >> thank you very much. >> talk about the purse of the community college. >> udc is striving to become a truly great university for this nation's capital. and the people who reside here. we look forward to building a university that's a resource for all people from all walks of life. reorganization of the university system is serving that purpose. the community college is one of the major thrusts. it's work force development, jobs creation in some significant way. it also allows us to bridge the gap between the two washingtons. the washingtons of the haves and washington of the have-nots.
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the community college is designed to build that bridge, that tunnel, to help people see to make a better fe for themselves. >> you come from a two-year community college background. talk to us about your role and your plans. >> well, the general emphasis here is to make sure, as dr. sesam says, that we can bridge parts ofashington, d.c. for all intents and purposes, we really need to work with our kids in both public and private, as well as to reach out to our community-based partnerships to expand work force development, make sure we have a presence in all of the wards in washington, d.c. >> a two-year degree, especially in this current economy, is really key. >> it is absolutely key. it's affordable. you can get it done quickly. there are many, many people out there who have some college, but not yet earned a two-year degree. >> now we're going to move on to some of the changes taking place
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at udc. c, the only public institution of higher learning in the district of columbia, also has status of a historically black college and university. talk to us about how we're moving forward on campus. >> well, udc is designed to meet the needs of everybody in the region. so we've raised tuition and fees so we can actually provide resources of a student to attend the university. we want to bridge the gap between the exceptionally good, but very high-priced universities in this town. and the options that others don't see to get to college. udc is going to be very affordable, but it's going to be a little pricier than it is now, because we want to provide resources to the students. we want to esure when students are admitted, we can get them graduated. as president obama said, you need to get in and get out. the credentials are important. and when you graduate, it's very important.
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when you are admitted now, we're going to guarantee that if you work, we're going to graduate you. >> the degree is so very important these days. has been for a long time. >> it also makes a huge difference in your income potential. people don't understand it's a factor of two or three just over a high school degree. >> we look forward to the future for udc and the community college. >> absolutely, thank you. still ahead on "news4 today." >> g-force rides into theaters this weekend. a preview of this weekend's new movies. a tennis star sits down with lindsey for lunch. ññññññññññññññññ
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new in theaters this weekend, comedy for kids, and a scary thriller. mark barger has our preview. >> i'm your producer. >> i like a woman on top. >> reporter: the latest variation on the opposites attract theme plays out in the romantic comedy "the ugly truth." holding out romantically for that perfect guy which would be anyone but girard butler. he's intent on proving to her that the reality is mr. wrong is truly mr. right. the ugly truth is rated r.
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>> he's wearing a $50,000 watch. >> reporter: imagine "mission impossible" crossed with allyn and the chipmunks. and you have some idea of "g-force." nicolas cage, penelope cruz are among those stars lending their voices for this one. "g-force" is rated pg. something is happentoay >> reporter: the tag line is, there's something wrong with esther. and everyone's about to learn why in the thriller "orphan." a young girl has been recently adopted by a family still grieving the loss of a child. it turns out esther was not the best choice for maintaining a stable home life. "orphan" is rated r. that's the box office preview. sorry, ladies, one of the
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world's most eligible bachelors could soon be off the market. england is churning with rumors that prince william is ready to pop the question to his girlfriend of seven years. she's been invited to the queen's home in lon con. some see that as a sign that william, son of prince charles and the late princess diana will propose soon. time now 9:43. up next, we have weather and sports straight ahead. ñqc
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take a look at this video, it shows the massive damage a tornado did to 163 homes near orlando, florida last night. the good news is there are no reports of anyone killed and only one person suffered minor injuries. the national weather service said the storm was caused by wind from both sides of florida's coasts, that combined and created a rotation. tornado there. it's end of july. no hurricanes yet. i guess september's the most active month. >> september's like the peak. typically you would at least see a tropical storm during the month of july. but these are super quiet out in the atlantic. >> good thing those folks in orlando were safe. >> of course. locally it's going to be hot. >> yeah. >> temperatures in the 90s. >> no umbrellas, though. >> no umbrellas. that's where we'll have to at least pull the umbrellas out. a great beach day, bay day, just a good day to be outside. lots of sunshine out there. temperatures quite warm.
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temperatures climbing into the low 90s. it will be humid as well. but by tav he have a front that's heading our way. this could bring a round of active weather by tomorrow afternoon. severe weather not out of the question. down on the mall, it's hazy out there. you've got the three hs of summer, hazy, hot and humid. that's the deal. here's what's happening right now. actually, we just popped to 76. it's 76. mostly sunny. the winds i calm and the due point is on the high side of 67. it is quite muggy out there. here's what's happening around the country. again, it is now 76 here in the district. likewise in atlanta. 79 in northern florida. still hot in phoenix. what else is new. 91 degrees there. today triple digits with the warm weather streting all the way up towards montana. now, for us, we have a wave of lower pressure up in canada. this is swinging a cold front across the ohio valley. today, some severe weather along the cold front. tomorrow pushes toward our area
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and could bring us a round of severe weather especially north of town all the up towards new england. otherwise for today, ahead of the system, we're going to have a southwesterly wind flow. it will bring in the warm and muggy weather. this will stick around for a number of days. things quiet, so for this afternoon, mostly sunny skies. all-around good day to head out to the bay and beach. tomorrow, though, a little bit cooler. but we're going to have those showers and thunderstorms move across the area and out towards the beaches. tomorrow again maybe a shower or a thunderstorm. so here's the future cast. lolgts of sunshine. very warm today. tomorrow, here comes that frontal band and it makes its way across the area bringing the showers and storms. about 60% chance. otherwise we'll have partly sunny skies. temperatures tomorrow still warm, in the upper 80s and lower 90s. as we head into the work week, the front will sit rye here keeping things quite muggy and keeping us a bit active.
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this afternoon, mostly sunny. idrm and. clatw lsdsn humid. a few clouds late in the day. temperatures from the upper 80s through the low 90s. if you're in the district, 91 degrees. a bit warmer off to the south and west. a bit cooler toward the bay. let's see, tomorrow still warm. right around 90, with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm. about 60% chance. and then on monday and tuesday, still a chan o. af shower or storm possible. about 40% .ch aceance on thursday another chance of some active weather. but it will be hot and humid today. the better day tomorrow. afternoon storms possible. >> the end of july, we're overdue. all right. fred funk is bringing the funk at the senior british open. ryan zimmerman. here's lindsey czarniak with the highlights. >> good morning, everybody. your sports on this saturday morning begins with the nationals. when the two worst teams in baseball get together, somebody's got to lose. last night it wasn't the padres. 9 nationals could not make the
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most of opportunities. they struggled at the plate. they committed four errors for the third time this season. we're down at nationals park. bottom of the first. they trail 2-0. here's guzman at the plate. he gets ahold of one. and this ball just kept carrying and carrying, over the wall in center field. a so lo home run. just the fourth homer for guzie this season. that cut the lead to 1. garrett moss, the bases loaded. he had a heck of a night. singles to right. adrian gonzalez and guzman score to make it a 5-1 game. rodriguez three rbis. nats down 6-2. guzman up with a chance to change that with the bases loaded but he goes down swinging to end it. the nationals fall 6-2. rigleman very disappointed with his team. >> you hate to even try to look for the silver lining too much, but it was particularly bad early. you know, we just played so bad
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early, it had the feeling of -- we just weren't ready to play. and that's on me. and, you know, i can't accept that. the players actually got pretty intense after awhile. but the damage was done. >> pretty upset. in boston, the orioles taking on the red sox. the top of the third. here's brad penny facing adam jones. jones lifts one into center. but check this out. jacoby else bury on the move. the beautiful diving catch. that would end the inning. bottom of the sixth now boston leads it 3-1. justin is up. he's got a man on second. sends one into right. nick comes up and here comes jacoby. elsbury is out. tom watson was the most celebrated runner up in british open history last week. well, now he's trying to win the
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senior british open. but watson joked yesterday that the way maryland native fred funk is playing, he'll have to cut off his knee or something if anybody wants a chance to win. funk is 11 under through two rounds. players at the senior british open were causing quite a buzz. this is tom watson's ball from the bunker on the first hole. watson hits it perfectly. snuggles it up nice and close. he would tap in for birdie. he shot 1 under yesterday. fred funk on 18. his second shot on the par 4. using an 8 iron. i would say pretty good choice. the ball headed right for the cup. this is exactly how he wanted it. lines it in. that would be good for the eagle. then check out funk. he couldn't even believe it. he said, i got it. there you go. gives his caddie a high five there. he's 11 under for the tourney. he says it's not over yet. in world team tennis, last
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night the washington castles upset the top-seeded new york sport times to win the eastern conference championship. the castles advance to snds's title match. tennis legend billie jean king was in the house. castles in red in the near court. look at his partner, rene on the volley. can't return that. man, they were on fire. then later, it was stubs serving in the far court. she makes a nice pitch on the exchange. the castles feeling good. they upset the sport times 22-19 in overtime. they advance to sunday's finals where they will host the springfield lasers. that's it for your sports on this saturday morning. i'm lindsey czarniak. the tabloid picture, although she hasn't played competitive on the women's attorney in six years. se's now more known for her lifestyle and romance than on the court.
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she sat down to talk tennis, tabloid and the ring. >> russian superstar anna corn i cova is just as famous for her appearance as tennis playing ability. if i thought she was going to dig in like some other celebrity athletes, boy, was i wrong. she wasn't in the mood for the lavish crab cakes but did dish about some interesting topics. i know you do a lot of work with the kids in the clinic. do you see a lot of them that remind you of yourself at a young age when you do that? >> yeah. i love being with children, and the curiosity in their eyes and their innocence, and they just get so excited. it's really something that i really enjoy doing. and it's a great way for me to give back. tennis gave me so much, i want to get kids involved in tennis. >> not a lot of athletes are looked upon to find out more so what's going on in their personal life. you are someone who was scrutinized. how do you deal with that? >> you know, i'm kind of used to
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all the stuff. you know, like you say, the scrutiny. i've been in the public eye since i was 9 years old, so i really don't know any other way. i kind of take it, you know, that it goes with the job. and i try to look at it positive. and they're doing their job, i guess. they're being reporters, or investigative reporters, or even the paparazzi, whoever, they're still doing their job. >> you have goals besides tennis and the boys and girls club that you would love to explore. we've seen the modeling and commercials and stuff like that. >> i think the modeling, commercials, i'm already a little too old. they get 16-year-olds and 18-year-olds now. i enjoy doing that once in awhile. if it's the right opportunity, the right kind of job. >> a lot of guys out there consider you a sex symbol. but it's like you're putting that to use. is that what you feel in a way? >> i feel that i have a great
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opportunity with the celebrity -- that i have, you know, and with my name. i feel like i have a voice. i feel like it gives me a voice and i can really encourage and make people aware of the causes that i'm passionate about, and try to kind of, you know, spread the word and help out in any way i can. >> i have to ask you about the ring. it's been everywhere that you're engaged. what's the story? >> i get shy when i talk about my personal life. i'm sorry. it's just kind of weird. >> that's okay. people have just said, is she or isn't she. >> there's always a new rumor every day. i don't like to like talk about one rumor, because then i have to talk about the other rumor. and then there's the other rumor and the other one and she's pregnant and this and that. i don't know. i don't want to -- if i start
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to, you know, answer one, i'll have to answer all of them. so i would rather just stay quiet. >> what is your life like in miami and what do you -- am i safe in assuming you're still with enrick kay? >> yes. >> so what do you guys do? like on a normal day, just chilling out in miami? >> we don't get that many chilling-out days. we're still working, even if we're in miami during the week. on a saturday, sunday, i love going on the boat, spending time with the dogs and just being on the water and trying to just catch up and get enough sleep. and do myer rands, you know, catch up and stuff. but i love going to the movies and the boat and water being outside. having barbecues with my friends. just normal things. >> there you go. everything you every wanted to know about anna. coming up, a live report from the scene of a disturbing crime in fairfax county. a woman tied up and stabbed to
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death. police released new information. new details about the investigation into michael jackson's death. what investigators are saying. and a new website breaks down the good and bad when it comes to fast food. we'll tell you what not to eat.
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updating our top stories. d.c. police are investigating two overnight shootings, including one that took place outside a metro station just after 10:30 in southeast d.c. police say the victim is in critical condition this morning. just a few hours later, in northeast d.c., police were called to the 1800 block of m
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street for a report of a fatal shooting. no arrests in either case. a house on church street in northwest was burglarized friday. it appears the suspect got in through the rooftop skylight. police say it is too early to tell if it is the work of the so-called rooftop burglar who struck in the same area several months ago. inbout an hour, the candidates for governor in virginia will meet for the firs debate. state senator deeds and bob mcdonald will face off at the vimestead resort. rginia is just one of two states electing governors this year. good morning. welcome back to "news4 today." i'm keith garvin. we want to take a quick look at this mornins weather. we go to steve villanueva. >> good morning, keith.
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good morning, everyone. it is going to be a warm day today. temperatures heading into the low 90s, plus it will be quite humid. it's going to be a good beach day. 76 right now. 72 down the road. 77 in culpepper. it looks like dew points are on the high side. anywhere from the mid to the upper 60s. that is quite humid. we are for the most part clear. just hazy outside. there e clouds off to the west across the ohio valley. there's the front right here. and tomorrow the front will drop into the area bringing us some showers and storms. ahead of the front, the southwesterly winds will warm us up into the low the 90s. and tomorrow, showers and storms in the afternoon. some could be on the strong side. temperatures right around 90 degrees. of course, we'll give you all the details coming up in just a couple minutes. >> thank you, steve. we're following a developing story in fairfax county. police remain op the scene of a deadly stabbing this morning. a woman was found murdered friday afternoon.
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derrick, did good morning. >> reporter: there is a new development in this case. police have released the name of the victim. she is 53-year-old chung ou. she is the person who lives at this residence which also serves as an acupuncture business. they continue the investigation into the cause of her death. it was about 4:00 p.m. yesterday a patron ran out of this home, showed up for an appointment and made the discovery. the body of a woman who had been bound and stabbed. the police investigation that ensued continues at th hour. jor.ing me is eddie, the spokesperson for the fairfax county police department. is it unusual for a crime scene, for an investigation to continue at this level for this amount of time? >> no, it's really not. every scene is going to have its particular differences. this one, there's a lot of potential information and evidence inside. the chance to collect evidence is one time. you have to get it right the first time. and there's so much in the home that we need to go through. that's why we're taking so long
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at processing the scene. >> reporter: now, we understand there was a business run out of this home. does tt make it more complicated? because you have a lot of traffic in and out, i imagine a lot of fingerprints and things like that. >> there is a lot of different fingerprints. there's a lot of other pieces of evidence that we need to go through. in terms of traffic at this point in time, there is none. we've sealed the area. no one's been in and out of there except police officers and investigators since the event occurred. >> reporter: can you tell us yet whether this was aobbery or other circumstances that led to this woman's death? >> we're not prepared t discuss anything, additional details about the event. the investigation is still fairly fresh. we are treating it as a homicide. but in terms of any kind of motive or reasons why is purely speculation. >> reporter: police are asking that anyone who has information, maybe an appointment here, get in touch with fairfax county crime solvers or fairfax county police. back to you in the studio. >> derrick ward, thank you.
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now the latest into the death of michael jackson. the focus of the criminal probe, and jackson's personal physician, dr. conrad murray. michael okwu has the latest. >> reporter: as investigators intensified their focus on dr. conrad murray, questions surrounding the timing of key events on the day michael jackson died. sue lion manages this storage facility where murray rents a unit. that unit and the doctor's office were searched by federal investigators and lapd earlier this week. lion says on the day jackson died, two women who identified themselves as the doctor's employees removed up to five boxes from murray's unit. >> they just brought out a few boxes, and put them in a vehicle and carried a couple of things in their arms and got in a car and left. >> reporter: until that moment, no one had checked into the doctor's storage unit in over a month. it was 11:22 a.m. central time. 9:22 pacific. just three hours before the 911
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call. >> we have a gentleman here that needs help. and he's not breathing. >> it raises serious questions. we don't know exactly when michael jackson died. we don't know exactly when dr. murray realized there was a problem. we don't know whether dr. murray called someone on his staff and asked them to remove records before he called 911. >> reporter: the search warrant issued this week show investigators seized dozens of items, and that they were looking for evidence of the offense of manslaughter. but authorities are still not calling murray a suspect. and murray's lawyer maintains his client did nothing wrong. i can't possiy tell you how anything they took in any way connects with the death of michael jackson, he said. the singer's autopsy results could be released next week. meanwhile, court filings show jackson's estate has recovered $5.5 million from a former financial adviser, and that its
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administrators predict he will remain solvent even though he died with an estimated $400 million in death. >> jackson's full autopsy report is expected out next week. time now 10:07. 73 degrees outside. coming up on the saturday morning edition of "news4 today," the next time you pack your bags, prepare to open your wallet. a major airline is raising their fees. this has gotten the attention of millions of people. the bride and groom coming up next. fios guy! where ya headed?
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you might want to think twice about how many bags you check on american airlines, because it's going to cost you more. they announced the first bag will cost $20, up to $15. the second bag will set you back $30, up from $25. the change takes effect on all tickets bought after august 13th on most domestic flights. there are no bag fees for international flights. several other major airlines have also announced $5 increases on checked bags. . for many on the go, fast food is the answer, but most doctors will tell you it's not a good choice for your long-term health. some fast food is worse than others. and a new website breaks it all down listing which ones have the most calories, the most fat and the most soed yim sodium. diana gonzalez reports.
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>> reporter: eat this, not that. a website has come u with the 30 worst foods in america. >> i watch my diet. and try to eat right. >> reporter: but itsn sy'teaea on the list, this bottle of liz bliz for having mor sugar than two snicker's bars. one supreme piza was chosen as the worst frozen pizza. the worst frozen meal, chicken pot pie. >> there's two servings in here. nobody's going to eat half of it. r: it's more than 1,000 mteorop calo.ri r>>teorr: pop secret corn was picked. but we found a low-calorie, low-fat version. even sonya, the coordinator for the diabetes and nutrition center at memorial hospital, is shocked by the calories, fat and sodium on the worst foods list. >> okay.
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wow. >> reporter: that would be quiz did nos tuna melt. the worst mexican dish? quesadillas, with rice, beans and condiments, more than 2,200 calories, said to deliver nearly a dozen glazed doughnuts worth of calories and the saturat lt of 44 strips of bacon. >> i would think mcdonald's would be way worse. >> reporter: sonya says it's not where you eat, but the choices you make. >> my recommendations to all my patients is, always cut the portion in half when you go to a restaurant. in other words, whatever you're served, you can only eat half of it. that way at least you're cutting out calories, total fat, sodium. >> reporter: and she recommends this little book packed with information. >> that was diana gonzalez reporting. the ultimate restaurant report card.
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and most chains provide nutritional recommendations on their websites. it's 12 minutes after 10:00. the morning's top sports stories, and an update on the weather. a look at your weekend forecast. hot, humid. might see some storms. baby feel the beat inside ♪
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getting the groove on. the internet video that has gone viral with almost 5 million views. jill peterson and kevin hines, along with their wedding party, their nowamous dance on the "today" show this morning. the couple put a new twist on an old tradition at their wedding. the processional usually stayed and reserved was instead a choreographed dance down the aisle complete with swing dancing and hand stands. a little roll there as well. the bride has been dancing since she was young and says it's a great way to express yourself and share some joy. they had a good time this morning. and at the wedding. you know, a fun way to start off the marriage, why not. >> why not. if you can do it -- you and i would hurt ourselves doing that. >> i couldn't roll like that. what was grandma thinking on the front aisle? >> i'm sure she was there, too. >> looks like they had fun. the weekend is here.
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it's going to be a warm and humid weekend. it's more typical -- >> it's july. >> it's july. the kind of weather we expect in the district. that's what we're going to see today. tomorrow a cold front will approach. as that gets closer, since we have all the heat and humidity already sitting on o t fopus, we could have a round of afternoon storms tomorrow. but not today, it's just hazy outside. hazy, hot and humid. a good day to hang out by the pool, or go to the beach, or stay inside and stay nice and comfortable. as we look across the potomac with the jefferson memorial in the foreground, 76 right now. mostly sunny. but hazy. the wind is calm. the due point is at 68. it is quite humid. the dew points could climb even higher than that. 76 right now. likewise in annapolis. clinton, likewise. just a little bit cooler out toward the shenandoah valley.
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it is pretty humid out there in the 60s. a comfortable 71 up in bean town. and 69 right now in cincinnati. this right here is the storm that will bring us the showers and storms as we head into tomorrow. but ahead of it, we have a southwesterly wind flow which will bring in the warm weather and the humid weather. tomorrow as this front makes its way across the area, we could have a round of active weather, especially from the district northward up towards northern maryland, the mason-dixon line. and areas north o that. but for today, out towards ro ho both, looking great. mostly sunny skies. the dew point, 73. it is very humid out towards the beaches. and out towards the mountains. look how pretty that is, 79 degrees down in good virginia. the dew point there a little bit lower, 62. here's futurecast for us. mostly sunny skies today. we'll start to see a bit more cloud coverage later today as the front gets a little bit closer. by the afternoon hours we could be in and out of the clouds. still plenty in the way of
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sunshine. tomorrow we could have a round of showers and thunderstorms. about 60% chance. otherwise partly sunny. still warm and humid. the frost doesn't go very far. it will keep us in an active pattern for monday and tuesday. another front approaches from canada. this afternoon, mostly sunny, rm,d.humi a few clouds late in the day. temperatures on the toasty side. in the low 90s. even warmer south and west of town. and then tomorrow, again, we could have a shower or a thunderstorm around 90 degrees. still humid. for monday and tuesday, maybe a lingering shower or storm as that front pretty much sits on top us. the humid humidity's gng to stick around all week long. the winds will sta hwsoutesterly for most of the week, which will keep us in a humid pattern. the winds aren't going to shift. ordinarily they shift to the northwest. this time they'll stay out of the southwest. the front will fall apart and we'll continue to see the
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humidity coming in. >> thanks a lot. time 10:19. 76 degrees outside. the weekend edition, the nationals do themselves in once again. fielding blunders keep the home team in baseball's basement. fios guy! where ya headed? uh, just installed fios in the whole building. now everyone has the fastest upload speeds, and we're giving them a mini netbook.
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the orioles try to catch the boys from bean town. here's lindsey czarniak. >> hey there, good morning, everybody. your sports on this saturday morning begins with the nationals. when the two worst teams in baseball get together, somebody's got to lose. last night it wasn't the padres. the nationals could not make the most of opportunities. they struggled at the plate. they committed four errors for the third time this season. the nationals fall 6-2. we're down at nationals park. the bottom of the first. they trail 2-0. here's guzman at the plate trying to make something happen. he gets ahold of one. and this ball just kept carrying and carrying, over the wall in center field. a so lo home run. just the fourth homer for guzy this season. this cut the lead to 1. padres lead 3-1, garrett mock, with the bases loaded. he had a heck of a night. singles to right. a 5-1 game. rodriguez went 2 for 4 with three rbi.
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bottom seven, nats down 6-2. guzman with a chance to change that, with the bases loaded. he goes down swinging to end it. jim rigleman very disappointed with his team. >> you try not to look for the silver lining too much. it was particularly bad early. we played so bad early, it had the feeling of -- we just weren't ready to play. and, you know, that's on me. and, you know, i can't accept that. the players actually got pretty intense after a while, but the damage was done. >> pretty upset. we're in boston, the orioles taking on the red sox. the top of the third. here's brad penny facing adam jones. jones lifts one into center. but check this out. jacoby elsbury on the move. the beautiful diving catch. that would end the inning. bottom of the sixth now, boston leads it 3-1.
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justin gets one up. sends it into right. here comes jacoby elsbury. elsebury's out. the orioles lose the game 3-1. tom watson was the most celebrated runner up in british open history last week. now he's trying to win the senior british open. but watson joked yesterday that the way maryland native fred funk is playing he'll have to cut off his knee or something if anybody wants a chance to win. in england, players at the senior british open. causing quite a buzz. this is watson's ball. watson hits it perfectly. nugles it up nice and close. he would tap in for birdie. he shot a 1 under yesterday. funk on 18. his second shot on the par 4. using an 8 iron. i would say a pretty good choice. the ball headed right for the cup. this is exactly how he wanted
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it. lines it in. that would be good for the eagle. then check out funk. he's like, did that really go in? yeah. he couldn't even believe it. he said, i got it. there you go. gives his caddie a high five there. funk is 11 under for the tourney. he says, it's not over yet. in world team tennis, last night, the washington castles upset the top-seeded new york sport times to win the eastern conference championship. the castles advance to sunday's match. tennis legend billie jean king was in the house. le ander serving. his partner on the volley. can't return that. man, they were on re. then later it was stubbes serving in the far court. she makes a nice pitch on the exchange. perfect placement on the shot. the castles feeling good. they upsort the sport times 22-189 in overtime. they advance to sunday's finals where they will host the
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springfield lase. i'm lindsey czarniak, have a great day. we'll be back again tomorrow morning. until then, have a good day. steve and i will be back at 6:00 and 11:00 tonight. have a good one. ♪
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