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them. this is songy cooty who admitted to slamming the young man in the head n. is michael moore who allegedly admitted to punching maslin to the ground and tommy branch who was allegedly driving. relief on capitol hill at news of the arrests in the brutal attack on thomas maslin. >> i think it's a relief that they got them. >> reporter: the young father was walking home from a nats game august 18. stopped for a drink and then was beaten so badly in the head that he is still hospitalized, blind in one eye, unable to walk or feed himself. d.c.'s police chief announced the arrest of three suspects wednesday night. >> i can't say enough about how hard breaking it is to see that something as simple as a piece of property or a cell phone will cause someone the type of
injury and grief that these three individuals have caused the maslin family. >> reporter: police now say the same night that they attacked maslin, the three young suspects robbed two other men in adams morgan and got caught. police say they found maslin's iphone on one suspect but they did not trace it, not until a tipster recognized one of the suspect's white hyundai from surveillance video and police finally closed the loop this week, six weeks after maslin was beaten and left for dead on capitol hill. >> a phone. a phone. it's just despicable. >> reporter: at d.c. superior court, bruce leshan, 9news now. the family after woman killed by a hit and run driver made an emotional public plea yesterday. a year ago ebony johnson was
hit and they say her four children still ask when mommy is coming home. police believe the car that hit her was a black acura. anyone with information is asked to call park police at 202-610-8737. 4:32 now. makes you wonder if this has ever happened in professional football. the n.f.l. referees got a standing ovation last night. refs in the league reached a tentative contract agreement ending a three-nth lockout. after a litany of miscalls and shouting matches with coaches over the fit three weeks of the season, they got the deal done. the tip of the deal was this play. seattle wins. when the replay shows, it shows really an interception by the green bay packers. >> you never want to see a game end on a controversial play. >> the new deal gives the refs a pay boost, $149,000 a year up to $173,000 next season and
goes up to $205,000 by the 2019 season. the two sides also compromised on retirement benefits. the referees are expected to vote on and approve this deal by the weekend. >> i don't think goodell will get a standing ovation. >> probably not. mitt romney and president obama both campaigned in virginia yesterday. >> both men today are getting ready for the first presidential debate. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: early voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this many people this early in the morning really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the president. >> reporter: but on thursday both candidates were in another battleground state. >> howis it going, virginia beach? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state.
>> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver, both campaigns seemed to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates as you know and there have been difficulties and you have to give the president some credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president, i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issue add statement pointing out the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks? >> reporter: while governor romney got some practice in during the primaries. obama campaign spokesman says the worst-case scenario is if the president falls off the stage. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> president obama will stay in
washington where he'll visit democratic party headquarters and attend three fund-raisers. governor romney hold as rally in pennsylvania and has a fund raise near boston tonight. the california man behind the antimuslim film that sparked deadly protests around the world is behind bars this morning. a judge ruled nakoula basseley nakoula has violated his probation. the same judge sent him to jail saying he was a flight risk and a danger to the community. two years ago he was convicted of bank fraud and was ordered to stay off the internet unless he had permission from his parole officer. but a trailer for his film was uploaded to youtube instead and that film depicts muhammad as a womanizer and religious fraud. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu will talk to president obama over the phone about iran's nuclear aspirations. >> yesterdayhe told the united nations general assembly that time is running out and iran could have nuclear weapons soon. we have more from the u.n.
>> reporter: secretary of ste hillary clinton's private meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu came after a tense day at the united nations. >> a red line should be drawn right here before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: netanyahu says iran has already completed the first says of -- stage of that process. they could complete the second phase by next summer. that would put it is months or weeks away from finishing its first nuclear bomb, a goal that must be stopped by a military strike if necessary. >> i feel iran will back down. >> reporter: his appeal for the deadline came a day after iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad addressed the u.n. he denies that iran is seeking
to build nuclear weapons. the threat of a nuclear iran has been one of the main topics at this week's meeting of the general assembly. and all of that attention is apparently paying off. secretary clinton and the other permanent members of the security council discussed the matter thursday. a senior u.s. official says the five members will likely return for a new round of talks with iran but time could be short. iran could cross the line and launch an attack against israel with the next 12 months. 4:37. the week site that gives you discounts on things to do wants to pay for your ride if the nats playoff games go late. we have details on that. >> at 4:50, see what experts are doing to make us less vulnerable to violent weather by making it more acceptable to the public. >> howard has the weekend forecast coming up next when 9news now continues. keep it here. [ harry umlaut ] here we go.
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. welcome back. your weather first. we're looking pretty good today once we get rid of a few showers that are still out there this morning. this afternoon we have a chance of a shower, even by the middle of the day. we have highs near 80 and we are looking at a chance for a few more storms late this afternoon and this evening, especially south and southeast of town. i'll have the full weekend forecast when i return in just a few minutes. right now here's beverly with timesaver traffic. the wet pavement has done a number on traffic eastbound lanes at 66. new crash coming out of rosslyn before you get to the roosevelt bridge. right side blocked with a crash. light volume squeezing past it. they're still cleaning up the truck wreck near the exit of 355. one lane gets back. mike, andrea, back to you. >> thank you, beverly. it's 4:40. time for the first your money
segment of the morning. >> we're starting after the first rally of the week so that make it is a pretty good friday, right? wall street is looking at a nice day. world markets have headed higher thanks to improvement in the european debt crisis. as for u.s. investors, they'll focus on the consumer today when spending numbers from august are released later. the dow stands this morning at 13,485 after adding 72 points. nasdaq was up by 42. s&p 500 better by almost 14. investors will be watching sharing of google closely today. quite a day for the stock yesterday. executives of the tech company had a couple of good things. it was the 14th birthday and stocks celebrated by rallying near its highest level ever closing at about $756 a share. think back to 2004. google opened at $100 a share. >> i remember. >> people were at the time saying hey, maybe that's too
expensive. it's up 70% this year. big win for nats fans. living social says it's going to fork over nearly $40,000 to keep metro open an additional hour during the playoffs. that means fans won't have to worry about finding an alternative way home from the highly anticipated games. stick around for sports. 5:25. find out how the nats did against the phillies last night. >> that's exciting. i want to get some playoff tickets. hopefully we can go. that would be very cool. coming up next, the lovely howard is up next with your weekend forecast. will it be rain? he'll let you know. >> find out more about a change in maryland's safety seat law which goes in effect on monday. here's what's coming up later today on dr. phil. >> good morning, guys. as jerry sandusky awaits sentencing on 45 counts of sexual abuse against boys, a new report has surfaced that he was allegedly involved in a tristate child porn ring. in an exclusive interview today, we'll speak to a man who
says that as a young boy, he was offered $200 to have sex with sandusky. you'll hear how he says he was manipulated into the dark and dangerous world of drugs and child prostitution and how no one heard his pleas for help at the time of the alleged abuse. learn why after 34 years he's ready to speak out now. i'll see you back here at 4:00. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need...
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>> good morning. welcome back to 9news now. 4:45 on this friday morning. you heard t. you probably felt your house moving last night. the lightning, the thunder. >> there was lightning all over the place. i have to thank one of our weather watchers, michael in colonial beach. good guy. has two dogs. mark took this picture of the lining in colonial beach last night. >> wow. >> a lot of vivid lightning
last night. a lot of loud thunder also. if i'm a little bleary eyed, i'm sorry. mother nature was not kind to me with all the noise she was making. what a beautiful shot from mark in colonial beach. we appreciate that. here's our bus stop forecast. we still have a few leftover showers over the next couple of hours. some patchy fog. a mild and muggy start. temps in the 60s. sunrise at 7:02. on the day planner we're going to get into a mix of clouds and sunshine not too long from now as we get into the next few hours, middle of the morning. by lunch time 76. there may be a stray shower by then. i think 98% of us probably won't see t. late this afternoon -- see it. late this afternoon showers and storms return, emily south and southeast of -- especially south and southeast of town. highs will be around the 80- degree mark. showers and storms last night not only here but look how they moved into pennsylvania, new york state, headed toward southern new england. locally we're still dealing with a little bit of lightning and thunder the last couple of hours down south. the showers have moved to the
east now. another batch right on top of the metro as we speak. a couple of showers out west but across montgomery county and howard county into eastern fairfax, arlington, now crossing 95 and the river moving into senior privilege george's -- prince george's and charles county. laurel is coming down also silver spring, up toward colesville, back toward tysons here in mclean seeing that. this is tracking toward arlington and bethesda. clinton, you're about to get hit with this heavy shower headed towards you. even toward fort washington. a couple of isolated showers still in western loudoun county that we'll be watching over the next couple of hours. but conditions will improve probably by 8:00 or so temps in the 60s to near 70 in town. we've got 50s in oakland this morning with 60 down at the tappahannock airport. outside on the michael & son weather camera, a little bit of a raindrop still left over on our lens. decent visibility with the clouds. 69 degrees. humidity sup at 87%.
-- is up at 87% so a muggy warning with southwest winds at 6. there goes the moisture up into connecticut. an area of low pressure down around harrisonburg. pushing the rain this way. the front is slowly sagging south and seeps of us. -- seeps of us. here are -- southeast of us. if you have friday night football plans, be mindful of that, especially south of town. 80 degrees. maybe a late storm returning. tonight we're dipping into the 50s. 72 tomorrow. i'm going to keep it dry saturday. slight chance of a shower on sunday, 74. then next week monday looks okay. the nats are back for the final home stand, 75. but then on tuesday, looks like a pretty good chance of some rain 75. maybe 80 'ish on wednesday and drier on thursday. it's 4:48. monika is off but we have beverly farmer who will let you know what's happening with timesaver traffic. a busy night for folks with the bad weather.
a tractor-trailer jackknifed after midnight on the inner loop of the beltway in bethesda east of old georgetown road. this is the shot at old georgetown road. i can tell you very few delays around that truck cleanup right near the exit for 355 and that sharp curve before you head into bethesda sore getting into bethesda -- before getting into bethesda. if you're traveling on the 95 corridor, virginia northbound out of 23red ricksburg -- fredricksburg and points north, lanes are open. southbound cleared both overnight construction and a crash near the rapahannock river. if traveling on 66 eastbound into rosslyn, accident cleanup on the right shoulder. your thru lanes are open. they still have a right lane blocked near the exit for 110. 95 into springfield northbound all lanes are open. your next check of timesaver traffic at 4:55. back to you. >> thank you, beverly. with all the weather extremes happening right here and all around the country, one
government organization decided it was time to take action. >> meteorologist erica grow has more information on a proposed weather commission. >> reporter: today's congressional briefing was designed to shine a light on an ever present problem, the unpredictability of weather. >> we as a nation are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather. >> reporter: that's why the university corporation for research proposed a commission that would look for a solution. today's congressional briefing is a renewed effort to make weather information more accessible and understandable by utilizing a white range of today's technology. >> people are using weather information in new and increasingly valuable ways. they're using it extensively to do things they never did before. >> being able to cut down on false alarms, that has a huge impact on the public but really allowing them to understand what they can do to weatherproof themselves. >> reporter: a four-member
expert panel concluded that if the national weather service works in partnership with other agencies, then the public will be better informed and better prepared the next time a weather disaster strikes. stores will have the supplies that people depend on and power companies will be able to respond more quickly to clean up after the storm. >> the american public had a very critical level will be extremely interested in this information because their lives and livelihoods depend upon it. >> reporter: the commission would be the first of its kind with a plan to launch next year. i'm meteorologist erica gross for 9news now. a change in maryland's safety seat law goes into effect monday. children under 8 years old and weigh under 65 pounds will no longer be allowed to ride in a car without a safety seat. the law requires children under 8 to be in the safety seat unless they are a 4 feet 9 inches or taller. another weekend of delays for metro riders because of track work once again. on the orange line there will be no service between vienna
and east falls church stations. on the green line the trains will not be running between the southern avenue and branch avenue stations. buses be going to be provided in both locations. just add some extra time. the trains will also be single tracking on parts of the red and yellow lines. the oldest operating airport in the world is right here in prince george's county. >> it's college park airport made famous by a wright brother in the early 1900s. in today's extra mile report, monika samtani tells us the airport now houses award winning local police officers as well. >> reporter: this hangar at college park serves as a second home for the aviation unit of the prince george's county police. with their ten-hour long shifts are spent getting updates and moving quickly when an incident calls. the officers are the eyes in the sky assisting ground troops to catch the bad guys in an
aircraft considered one of the quietest in the world. >> a lot of times we'll come to the scene and the suspect sprs no idea we're even there. >> reporter: i got an exclusive chance to ride air one. >> you'll be fine. >> reporter: an experience -- and experienced the thrill going 120 miles per hour to zero in under ten seconds. once at an incident they use thermal images from this camera and a bit of untuition. >> if i see something on the camera, i can radio down to the ground troops and tell them i have a hot spot or something that's giving off heat. >> reporter: the hunch paid off earning two crews here international awards for their surveillance work. >> 40 seconds from the time we got the call we were on scene. we were already up in the air. we actually got them on video breaking out the window, entering the house. patrol units responded on the scene. he subsequently fled out the back of the house and we
managed to follow him on the thermal imaging camera the entire time and took him into custody. >> reporter: excitement about the awards is high but expectations are even higher. >> we do our jobs very well. the crews understand what the police department needs. they are all patrol officers. >> we joke around, have a great time during the down time but when the call comes out, it's all business. we jump in the aircraft and get it done. >> reporter: monika samtani, 9news now. >> the awards are given at the airborne law enforcement convention in nevada. this year the crew was also given $1,000 to donate to a charity of their choice and the officers chose heroes incorporated to help d.c. area families of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. >> that was some cool video. time now for the question of the morning. this activity has declined by 89% since the 1950's. >> is it a, reading the newspaper, b, taking a bath, or
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welcome back. your weather first at 4:57. we still have some showers out there, even a couple of rumbles across montgomery county. we're checking out temperatures which will make it into the mid and upper 70s with a high around 80. a few showers and storms return later this afternoon into the evening, especially southeast of washington. let's check in with beverly farmer with an update on your timesaver traffic. the crash on eastbound 66 cleerld out of the way -- cleared out of the way. the exit near 110, everything on the right shoulder. not an issue. the wet pavement is an irk. the jackknifed tractor-trailer on the inner loop in bethesda is still going to be an issue.
details coming up at 5:01. back to you. j.k. rowelings first non-harry potter book goes on sale. >> congratulations are in order for an oscar winning actress. bigad shaban explains in this morning's eye on entertainment. >> reporter: academy award winning actress reece weather spoon -- witherspoon welcomes her son into the world. she has two children from her previous marriage to ryan philippine. british actress janet montgomery puts on her best jersey accent for the new drama made in new jersey. the premiere which airs tonight on cbs is about a street smart girl who goes to work for a posh new york law firm. >> celine dion, jennifer hudson and usher will pay tribute to whitney houston in an upcoming television special. a grammy salute to whitney houston will be held at the
nokia theater next month. it will air on cbs november 16. bookstores in britain opened early to sell copies of the casual vacancy, the first book for adults from harry potter author j.k. roweling. >> i couldn't wait to have it in my hands. >> reporter: the casual vacancy about class prejudice in a small english town is already a best seller. around two and a half million copies were ordered in advance. and that's your eye on entertainment, bigad shaban, cbs news, los angeles. good morning. thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. happy friday. i'm andrea roane. >> one more day to go. here's the weekend. i'm mike hydeck. thanks for joining us. beverly farmer is in for monika samtani. she'll have traffic momentarily. >> howard bernstein is here with the forecast. we have any more rain fall something. >> little bit this morning. we'll get a break and maybe a couple of showers and storms later on this evening. the chance of that will drift south and southeast of town as we get later on. you may be bleary eyed due to the loudneof