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>> on ebay, i think it would go for $2 if you want a collectible from mike. that didn't go over well. weatherwise, we're moving on to weather, the heat is building. the heat -- it is cold in here even though the heat is building outside with temperatures today, we'll top the 90 degree mark and be well into the 90s as we head toward tomorrow and thursday. your day planner today, well, just a couple of clouds out there now. partly cloudy. 74 by 9:00. 83 at noon. 5:00, we'll be coming down from the low 790s. we've got code orange air unhealthy for sensitive groups. we'll likely be in the orange category for the next few days. look at the 50s in manassas and culpepper, out in martinsburg and cumberland and petersburg. 69 on the bay in annapolis. culpepper, visibility down to a mile. that will only be around for another hour or so. get ready, low 90s today.
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mid to upper 90s tomorrow and thursday. >> thank you, howard. >> we have a car fire, a ramp close and because of that, we have the yellow light on. let's take you there out to the laurel area. westbound 198, you can't access the ramp to go southbound on 95 right now. taking a wide view of the area, other spots, they're checking out ok. if we can move it to our next graphic and show you 270, i want to show you everything is all good. we can take it outside. everyone is moving at speed from 80 down to 109 all the way to the split. back over to the graphics. this time we'll focus into the outer loop in maryland from 95 over to 270, i'm happy to report, outside, we're watching the cameras. construction we saw within the 4:00 hour, all of that has cleared out of the way. drivers, they're moving at speed. let's check on our travel times. on 66, we'll begin with that headed eastbound. everyone still at speed from fairfax to the beltway. the inner loop is moving just
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fine from 395 to the toll road and the toll road itself, no complaints approaching the toll plaza. a look at prince george's county roads. mike and andrea, that's coming up at 5:10. >> will he be forced to resign in that's the big question this morning after congressman anthony weiner fesses up to tweeting a lewd photo of himself. >> what was he thinking. the new york democrat admitted to lying about it repeatedly over the last week. 9news now reporter surae chinn is live on capitol hill with more on the story. good morning, surae. >> good morning to both of you. it is the reason why some people don't trust politicians and you know that web sites and newspapers are having a field day with their headlines. this is just a few of them here. the drudge report, twitter tears. weiner admits. then we go to the "new york post," what are they saying? weiner exposed. and then we head over to another one. the daily news, weiner's pickle. all very embarrassing.
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the new york congressman came out yesterday in a press conference. his confession to the world. >> the picture was of me. and i sent it. >> shamed congressman anthony weiner says he mentioned women mainly through facebook. he thought he sent the lewd photo, the gray underwear photo to a college student in seattle. instead, he tweeted it out. he panic and told the lie he had been hacked. he stuck with the story for ten days until last night. >> i'm deeply sorry for the pain this has caused my wife and our family. and my constituents, my friends, supporters and staff. in addition over the past few years, i have engaged in several inappropriate conversations conducted over twitter, facebook, e-mail and occasionally on the phobe with women i have met online. i've exchanged photos and message about with about six women over the last three
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years. for the most part, the communications took place before my marriage though some have sadly took place after. to be clear, i have never met any of these women or had physical relationships at any time. >> lawmakers now are calling for an ethics probe including those in his own party and also house minority leader nancy pelosi. of course, the story continues. we'll have much more in the next half hour. mike, andrea? >> surae, his former colleague in the new york delegation republican congressman chris lee resigned after topless photos of him on the internet went public. what is congressman weiner's future like? >> the congressman said he's not resigning. he said i'm sorry. this is a mistake but there's no way i'm resigning. some people may have a different feel of what is to come but really, first is his ethics probe because the question now becomes did he use any cell phone or government property or computers and he
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says he hasn't but of course, that continues. we'll talk to some political analysts in the next half hour. back to you, andrea. >> reporting live from capitol hill. thank you. an investigation is underway into an early morning shooting by a park police officer. a park police spokesman says an officer fired at a suspect around 1:30 this morning at hanes point. the man was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. authorities say the officers spotted the man inside the car with a gun in his hand and fired before he exited the car. what happened when councilman marion barry questioned brown's truthfulness? some of the language is a bit colorful here. >> the investigation including harry thomas today. you tell me -- you talking to me about integrity. may i have the -- you don't
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even have the tags on your car. you have to be kidding me. >> you're out of your mind. >> you locked up by the same fbi i'm talking to. >> brown. >> you're out of your [ bleep ] mind. >> that was just one of many exchanges of that ilk. he claims gray's campaign paid him to verbally attack fenty during last year's primary. brown brought along receipts of what he says are copies of money orders that came from gray's top campaign aides. d.c.'s attorney general has filed a million dollar lawsuit against councilman harry thomas jr. the civil suit accuses thomas of receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal donations through his nonprofit organization. thomas denies the accusations. his attorney emphasizes these are just allegations and not true findings. a school's athletic fields are at the center of a lawsuit
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in arlington county. the county rejected a request by the washington archdiocese to install lights in bishop o'connell high school. now, the archdiocese is suing since the county allowed lights at other high schools closer to residential areas, denying o'connell's request for lights was discriminatory. >> it is time for the latest your money report this morning. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. it seems as if wall street can't figure out which way is up. >> not so good. we have the losing streak continuing, the markets have been down for five weeks in a row. four sessions in a row and today, investors will look to washington for solutions for the slowing economic recovery. checking the numbers, the dow standing this morning of 3by ju about 14. today, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will make his first public comments about the economy since april. he's headed to a banking
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conference in atlanta. at the same time the white house is now looking for someone to replace the president's chief economic advisor. austin is leaving his job as the chairman of the council of economic advisors. he's returning to teaching at the university of chicago graduate school of business. this could set gamer's hearts aflutter. sony will soon sell a next generation portable gaming machine called the playstation vida. it will allow gamers to be connected with each other and it uses gps location tracking technology. you'll need at&t service to use the network. back to you guys. >> thank you, jessica. the investigation into europe's e. coli outbreak is going backwa >> that's because researchers have rescinded their first claims about the source of the contamination. >> also, still ahead, a volcano that's not in iceland but it is disrupting some flights. we'll tell you where it is.
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10 after 5:00 on this tuesday morning. a little bit more humidity today and a little more heat. it will feel hot though as temperatures push into the low 90s. we're in the 60s now. even upper 50s. low 80s by noon. you're going to need to get outside, do it early. because 90 degrees by 3:00 with a 6:00 p.m. temperature of 87, we'll have the heat wave update coming up. right now, here's angie. >> right now, we're taking a look at the washington, accokeek, brandywine area.
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still ahead, your virginia roads and more on that car fire. that's coming up at 5:18. >> making news now at 5:10, canada is reporting its first case of e. coli linked to the outbreak in europe. german health officials have cleared the organic soybean sprouts as the suspected source of contamination. after tests from them came back clean. 22 people have died in the outbreak. more than 2300 have become sick. ash from a chilean volcano is forcing thousands of people from their homes and canceling flights over part of argentina. the three mile long fissure has been erupting since saturday. a cloud of ash six miles high reached the atlantic ocean. crews are using heavy construction equipment to clear ash from some towns. >> a state of emergency is in effect for much of eastern arizona because of an out-of- control wildfire there. thousands of people have been evacuated. about 2500 firefighters are battling the flames which have already scorched more than 350
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square miles. it has been just over a month since president obama ordered the mission that killed osama bin laden but at 5:31, pollsters say the president is already losing the bump from the victory in the war on terror. at 5:2 2, the nationals west coast game has only been over for a couple of hours. 13 innings it went. howard's got lots of 90s in your seven-day forecast. we'll be right back. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today.
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a man can only try... and try...and try. recover during the evening. we kind of got ready for what's coming tomorrow and thursday especially with more mid to upper 90s. heat wave part due. after last week's high heat, we'll do it again.
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your momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, i never took a lick of french, andrea. >> it sounds it. >> thank you, mike hydeck for the back-up there. >> 63 to 73 at the bus stop this morning. you can always count on mike. sunrise, 5:43. even though we have a touch of fog in the mountains of west virginia, that will be burning up here. in the next hour, 90 minutes or so. 73 degrees by 9:00. we'll warm up pretty quick with a southwesterly wind bringing on the heat. that's upping the humidity levels. by 1:00, mid-80s. some spots, upper 80s. the high today around 91. southwest winds 5 to 10. we're still in the upper 80s with a few more clouds. a slight chance to see a thunderstorm pop in the mountains later on. your temperatures, look how cool. georgetown, delaware, 53 in the delmarva. 57 out in culpepper. 59 in gaithersburg. a comfortable morning.
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reston also in the 50s. while at 63 for bethesda and college park. in columbia, 63. heard from e.j. he's 62 with the dew. bowie, terry said 61 there. partly cloudy with south- southwesterly winds. the dew points yesterday were in the 50s. this morning, they're in the low 60sment we've got 50s and 60s here. chicago, 77. st. louis, 79. memphis, 81. a lot of warmth building off to the north and the east. while we see the storms diving to the south, maybe western pa to west virginia, we'll have more of a threat than we will. high pressure today will be with us. looks like tomorrow in the afternoon with the daytime heating, that's when we've got a better chance to pop some thunderstorms and there is going to be a lot of heat. today, 91. tonight, 60s and low 70. tomorrow, 97 with a chance of an afternoon storm. thursday, 97 again with a chance of the afternoon storm.
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by friday, we're dropping to the lower 90s. saturday, sunday, mid to upper 80s with a chance of the afternoon storms and celebrating fairfax with the fairfax county government center. i'll be out there saturday. hope you will be as well. angie? >> thank you, howard. hello, everyone. the time is 18 minutes after the 5:00 hour. yellow light stays on. still dealing with the car fire out in the laurel area. westbound 198. that ramp to go southbound on 95 still shut down. use caution out this way. wider view of the area reveals no other major problems to report. 95 northbound travelers check it out. nice and green if you're making the trip. no problems along the way. all the way from the prince william parkway continuing on toward the mixing bowl and beyond. 66 drivers, next focus. we show you that drivers are moving at a great pace. outside, this is how it translates. we're tracking the trip from 234 to inside the beltway. your travel times, that's how we wrap it up. hello, maryland. from 216 to the beltway, only
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looking bat 9 minutes. the inner loop is moving well. and d.c. 295 drivers, you're all ok approaching the 11th street bridge. still ahead, a look at 395. andrea and mike, back to you. thank you, angie. a violent hit even by hockey standards may turn the tables in the stanley cup finals. >> plus, we'll flow -- introduce you to the new draft picks. >> time to take a look at the question of the morning. >> this has become the most popular place to break up with a significant other. what do you think it is? the car, the mall or a restaurant? >> here's a response you posted on our facebook fan page, erica wrote i'm going to go with c. breaking up with someone in the car doesn't seem like a smart move. nowhere to go if they flip out. just ask rhianna. >> leave your responses. we'll read of some those as well as the answer in the next
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5:22 tuesday morning. it is nice out now. kind of comfortably cool. humidity levels aren't too bad. they'll be rising. if you're an outdoor type of person, don't like it too hot, do it early. later today, we're pushing the 90 degree mark. by 9:00 a.m., low 70s here. few clouds from the northwest.
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low 80s by noon already. 83 degrees. we head toward the mid afternoon, upper 80s to lower 90s. we'll top out about 81 with 87 and a couple of clouds by 6:00 p.m. over to you. in sports, a vicious hit may have changed the momentum in the stanley cup finals. >> this was ugly. last night's game three in boston where vancouver's aaron roane decked him. he got a game misconduct. he recovered at the hospital. his boston teammates responded with goals in 15 minutes going on to win 8-1. vancouver still leads the series two games to one. >> the nationals game in san francisco ended a few hours ago. giants pitcher tim lincecum tossed his 1,000th career strike-out. the game headed to extra innings tied at 4. in the bottom of the 13th, san francisco's freddy sanchez gets
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this rbi hit to down the nationals 5-4. now, here's brett haber with the rest of this morning's sports. >> good morning, everybody. some people call it losers christmas. after 364 days of suffering on the first monday in june, fans of perennial losers like the nats get their one day of joy through the draft and for the second year in a row, the nats have used it to snap up the best bat in baseball. 21-year-old slugger anthony rin doan out of rice went to the nats. he had 26 home runs and was the national player of the year in 2010. he's had two ankle surgeries and a shoulder injury and he plays third base where a certain guy named zimmerman currently lives. can you play anywhere else? >> i feel comfortable playing anywhere. i love being on the field. i played every position growing up. i just wanted the chance to be out there. >> he's athletic enough to play
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several different positions. we feel he has gold glove caliber defensive skills at third base. we're going to see where and when we have to make a decision on that. >> nats actually had two picks in the first round last night. they took university of kentucky pitcher alex mire with the 23rd overall selection. yes, he's that tall. 6'9" throws about 98. scouts project him as a nasty closer. a local hook to the draft last night. danny was the number two overall pick to the mariners. holtson went to st. albans high in the district. currently a junior at uva where he was second in the nation in strike-outs this year. in a word, filthy. that's a quick look at sports this morning. i'm brett haber. have a great tuesday, everybody. >> the congressman at the center of a lewd photo scandal admits he is responsible. we'll have a live report from capitol hill coming up. >> plus, after last week's deadly tour bus crash, virginia senators want some tougher regulations for these bus
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companies. quick check of traffic now, angie? >> thank you, mike. we're looking at 395 headed northbound. no major delays. continuing on toward the pentagon, still ahead, a check on your d.c. roads coming up at 5:30. keep it here on 9news now.
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welcome back to 9news now. 5:29. good morning, i'm andrea roane. >> thank you for joining us, i'm mike hydeck. angie will be here with traffic. mr. howard bernstein, the heat is on. >> the heat is on this afternoon. it starts and really cranks up tomorrow and thursday. this morning, it is nice out there. i'll be on the weather terrace in a few minutes. 50s in the suburbs. that won't last very long. here's your day planner. get ready for some heat this afternoon. temperatures get toward the lower 90s. we'll see code orange air quality unhealthy for sensitive
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groups. lunchtime going to get warm. 83 in town. 89 for the drive home with sunrise at 5:43. big cluster of storms across ontario. this is diving off to the south. western pa, if this can hold together, may see some of that. for us, it is a nice morning. temperatures in the 50s in the suburbs. we've had a little fog out toward petersburg and culpepper. 66 down in southern maryland. on the bay, the naval academy, mid shipmen reporting 69 degrees. 68 going to 91. angie? >> thank you, howard. we want to keep you up to speed on the latest out in the laurel area. yellow light stays on. the car fire that has a ramp to go southbound on 95 shut down currently. this is as if you're traveling going westbound. what we're hearing is that this is a fatal accident. they could be out there for quite some time. they still can't give us an estimate on when they plan to reopen the ramp.
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you'll want to take gunpowder over to powder mill. we'll take a wide view of the area. other parts of the area checking out ok. looks like in d.c., no incidents to report. the key bridge travelers right here, nice and quiet commute. that's what you can expect. inbound new york avenue also looking at no delays so far. crossing past bladensburg road. trains, all running on time. still ahead, more maryland roads, mike and andrea, that's at 5:39. a new opinion poll in this morning's "washington post" shows the bump president obama got after the killing of osama bin laden has gone away. >> nine out of ten americans rate the current economy a negative turn and nearly six in ten say the economic recovery from the recession has not begun yet. when pollsterred asked those surveyed to choose between president obama and each he declares, only mitt romney drew even with the president.
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>> tonight, the president will host a dinner for german chancellor angela merkel. a private dinner out is unusual on an official state visit like this one. >> congressman anthony weiner is admitting he sent a lewd photo of himself to a young woman in washington state. until yesterday, he had been denying saying his twitter account had been hacked. 9news now reporter surae chinn is live on capitol hill this morning where there will possibly be an investigation. >> reporter: good morning. now his political career is in question. his own party asking for an ethics probe. this was a very dumb thing to do. >> new york congressman anthony weiner holds his press conference after he tweeted lewd photos and tried to cover it up. he lied about sexting by saying he had been hacked when, in fact, he says he had been engaged in this type of behavior with women across the
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country for three years. he says strictly through the internet and cell phones, there was no physical activity. political analysts say his press conference was a disaster. >> he opened the door to whether or not the women he's been communicating with were adults which he didn't in fact know. i think he's really done him -- dug himself a hole. >> he's created a tiger woods situation where women will be running for their cars, being followed by paparazzi trying to learn their identities. >> his political career is in jeopardy. he said he wouldn't resign. i think there will be incredible pressure on him to do that. >> big government.com released release photo and others were other women who had a cache of photos and also now, the infamous gray underwear photo. the congressman said he didn't use any government equipment or electronic cell phones. he said it was his own personal equipment to send the dirty
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photos. this story is not going to go away it seems. >> the supreme court will not be jumping into that debate whether or not illegal immigrants should get tuition breaks. the justices have refused to hear a case on the issue now. it was a challenge to a california law that gives high school grat waits reduced tuition no matter if they're in the country illegally or not. a similar policy was signed into law in maryland last month. opponents here are trying to put a statewide referendum on the ballot in hopes of overturning the maryland law. >> virginia's senators are in a group of lawmakers calling for stricter driver safety standards in the bus industry. they sent a letter to transportation secretary ray lahood less than a week along the deadly accident. four people died in the crash. investigators believe the driver was overly tired. the driver is now facing charges. maryland drivers could catch a glimpse of one of america's most famous airplanes.
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the fuselage from flight 1549 spent the night on i-95 parked at the truck scales before the tidings bridge, that's the miracle on the hudson plane. trucks will carry the fuselage through baltimore and on i-70 west through carroll, frederick and washington counties. the plane is en route to north carolina where it will be reassembled and displayed at an aviation museum. >> time for another your money report. >> new ideas for airport security. that's what jessica has. >> good morning. get your eyeballs ready. show time. one idea on the table for new airport security is to begin using iris scanners to match a flyer's eye to a passport. the international air transport association says that's one idea that could sharply reduce check-in time. the iris scans would tap information chips inside passports to identify passengers who might pose a security risk. travelers would pass through one of three 20-foot tunnels and be subject to different degrees of searches depending on the level of security risk. the system should be in place
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within five years. private jets taking off. our partners at "usa today" report jssi, a company that arranges maintenance for hundreds of corporate aircraft, saw an increase over 11% in flight hours in the first three months of this year. in april, there was a 7% jump in flying time for private jets. private jet travel is making a comeback after being grounded by the recession and a public backlash against corporate excess. how much is a private lunch with billionaire warren buffett worth? how about $1.5 million. that's what someone is bidding in the annual online charity auction which runs all week. last year's lunch sold for $2.6 million, that was a record for the most expense of you charity item ever on ebay. proceeds will benefit a foundation. the winners usually dine, invite a couple of friends, they go to a new york steakhouse. the only thing off toffic is what's he's investing in next. fun to watch.
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>> it must be a fun conversation to have. golly. >> unbelievable, right? you can pick his brain about anything. >> maybe learn trends about what he might be picking next from what he's done in the past. >> or what his biggest mistakes were. >> that's a good idea. all we'll answer our question of the day coming up. >> details on a road construction project in a popular shopping and tourist area. >> we're talking about the travel cast right now leaving dulles, 62 degrees. calm winds. that's good for the travelers flying out this morning. and as we look, some storms possible in pittsburgh at 88. detroit, 95. chicago, 94 with the sunshine. the heat is on. in denver, looking good in the mountains, 86 and sunny. getting hot once again as you head toward vegas and phoenix. not quite 100 degrees. phoenix yesterday was 105 for the second day in a row. l.a., 67 with mostly sunny
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skies. 64. boise and reno, showers in seattle. clouds and 61.
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>> very comfortable out here on the weather terrace. mid-60s this morning in northwest. you notice the 60 on reagan national. some 50s in the suburbs out to the west and in the mountains. it will turn hot this afternoon. partly to mostly sunny. 3:00, 90. winds all day southwesterly 5 to 10 with a high around 91. even hotter and more humid conditions are on the way. i'll tell you about that in a few. angie goff is in with your timesaver traffic. >> still got issues out in the
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area. the ramp remains closed due to the car fire and fatal accident. still ahead, we're going to take a look at more maryland roads. andrea, that's up at 5:47. back to you. now, a commuter alert for those of you enduring the construction on the 14th street bridge. the traffic pattern will be changing again late tonight. ddot crews are scheduled to close lanes between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, drivers will have three lanes on the left of the temporary construction island. and one lane on the right. this is part of phase 8, the final stage of the project which should be finished this fall. well, you may be encountering some bumpy roads if you make a trip to the alexandria waterfront because crews are milling and paving along king street now. the work started this week and will continue over the next several weeks. the construction will be done on sunday through thursday 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and parking is definitely going to be limited in that area during that time.
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>> today is just a warm-up for the temperatures we're facing the rest of the week. howard has details on that coming up. >> plus, months after contractors mistake caused oil to leak into a basement, now the owner and his neighbors may be losing their homes. >> let's see who's celebrating a birthday today, june 7th, singer, what's new pussycat, tom jones is 71. liam neeson is 59. l.a. reid is 55. prince is 53. former georgetown basketball star allen iverson is 36. tennis player anna kournikova turns 30. actor michael cera turns 23 today. happy birthday! [ banker ] mike and brenda found a house that they really wanted.
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>> welcome back to 9news now. 5:44 this tuesday morning. it is going to get a lot hotter than it is today. so, enjoy today! >> we're only talking low 90s today. that's it. >> we can deal with that. >> we had the heat wave last week. 82, 83. going to be a hot summer the way it is going. >> here we go. >> you know where you need to be on a hot day like today? >> at the ice cream place you talk about all of the time. >> that's a good spot this afternoon but i'm going to take you outside right now. toward we believe, hanes point. nice morning there. >> let's go have coffee on one of the boats. >> sure. >> i don't know. >> exactly. >> nice breeze coming in off the potomac on this lovely tuesday morning. your momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, it is cool in spots but it is going to warm up. we've got areas still in the lower 60s in the next few hours to low 70s in the warm spots.
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sunrise happening right now, 5:43. it will be a hot day. this morning, 73 at 9:00. still comfortable to get outside. you like taking the lunchtime walk, well, today, still, i think you can squeeze it in. you might be sweating a little bit. 83. this afternoon, 89 at 5:00 p.m. southwest winds at 8 and a tad more humidity than yesterday. yesterday was nice an dry with dew points in the 50s. see the green here. it becomes a little bit more humid. moisture starts increasing. the tan areas, the beige areas, this is where we're looking at dew points a lot drier. 50s and 40 in williamsport. more moisture off to the south and west. we'll see this squeeze out of here as the low level humidity returns in a big way especially tomorrow and thursday. temperatures right now running in the 50s and 60s. we're having some data issues from the weather service at the moment. cleveland is also in the 70s with warm air just off to the
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south and west. locally, culpepper, oakland, cumberland, petersburg. gaithersburg is 59. 66 at the pax river naval air station. 62 in prince frederick. in washington, d.c. this morning, 68 degrees with mostly sunny skies and a south- southwesterly wind at 6. a southwest wind around here that, usually is a warm wind for us and in this case, it will be warm and humid. big storms now moved well to the north. this is the main jet going up and over high pressure. you'll notice the flow here comes around from the northwest almost southerly with these storms that will be affecting parts of western pennsylvania, might sneak in toward western maryland or west virginia. but you see how the computers are weakening this over the next several hours. our next three days, today, the cool day. at 91. tomorrow and thursday, mid to upper 90s with a chance for those afternoon and evening thunderstorms here and there
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celebrate fairfax this weekend. a chance of an afternoon storm. also some afternoon storms. it is now time for angie goff with the latest timesaver traffic. >> thank you, howard. our top traffic story all morning long, this car fire out in laurel, the reason -- he found the yellow light. westbound 198, the ramp headed southbound remains closed. we're told this car fire involved a fatal so the investigators out there still unable to tell us when they plan to reopen the ramp. the good news is there is a way around it. you'll want to use gunpowder road, take that over to powder mill. that will allow you to hop back on to 95. good news there. other parts of the region, still checking out a-ok, 270 however, notice the stretch of yellow on our screen. outside, it looks like we're slowing down as we track our cameras out of urbana from route 80 down to 109 still doing ok past 121. back over to the graphics. this time, we'll shift our focus to the capital beltway.
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on the outer loop, from 95 over to 270, still moving without incident. no problems to report. a little volume around university boulevard. quickly, travel times, 66 heading eastbound slowing down around 234. the inner loop is doing just fine. no complaints on 267 the dulles toll road. more virginia roads up at 6:00. back to you. making news now at 5:49, a major sandbagging effort is underway in hamburg, iowa. residents there are racing against the clock to prevent flooding from the swollen missouri river. a levee protecting the town is already leaking if it fails, part of hamburg could end up under eight feet of water. >> arizona's governor has declared a state of emergency. an out-of-control wildfire has charred more than 350 square miles and forced the evacuation of at least three towns. about 2500 firefighters are working to contain the flames. authorities are warning people south of denver about dangerous haze from that
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arizona wildfire. and another one burning in southwest colorado. they were advising old and young along with those who have respiratory conditions to avoid prolonged exertion outdoors. we have a follow-up to a story we brought to you last september. it appears a mistake by a heating oil contractor will soon cost three people their homes in alexandria. >> brittany morehouse was the first on the scene when a griffith energy contractor dumped a few hundredel goes of heating oil into the wrong basement. here's her update. >> we begin tonight with the breaking news. >> it is a story we broke nine months ago. a griffith energy contractor dumping 335 gallons of heating oil into the wrong basement. >> it was a dramatic scene. at the time, the homeowner who rented to a tenant, declined comment. >> griffith initially said we want to work with you. you don't need to hire an attorney or go to the press. >> now, charlie is going to the press. >> came in through the great. >> he show us the inside of his now condemned house.
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>> the doorway to what was once a fully furnished basement. >> this hole right here -- >> from the backyard, you can see through an open window how oil stains mark the floor. >> he says griffith energy does the cement slabs in the bams and did start cleaning. >> they sampled the soil underneath. there is still contamination in a number of spots all over. >> a fear neighbors expressed at the time of the spill. >> the fact that they're all townhouses so if something happens to one of them, then you know, you have a lot of issues with a lot of the other properties, too. >> that's exactly what's happening right now. parents are out of the home because the entire building is condemned. >> they'll have to work out with the three homeowners. >> the company's solution to fix the problem is to, brick by brick, replace the walls inside. he believes the houses need to be torn down and rebuilt. >> we kind of came to an impasse about how they were going to move forward. so, they walked away from the job site. >> walked away and still
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haven't returned. >> brittany morehouse, 9news now. >> 9news contacted griffith energy and we're told no managers were available for comment. we left several messages in hopes they'll respond to this story. it is time to answer the question of the morning. >> a new survey suggests this has become the most popular place to break up with a significant other. is it a, a car. b, a mall or c, a restaurant. >> linda wrote she thinks c is the answer. public enough to get it done quietly and then to get up and leave. >> kim, denise wrote i say a, car. not the smartest place but with the way the world is, it is probably the answer and she adds texting it from the car, too, from the way people drive now. guess what. the answer is a. a car. while texting has become the most popular way to end a relationship, the most popular place people choose to go to end their relationship is the car. >> of some your facebook comments questioned the safety
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of choosing a car while most people are in a car when they break up because the phones and the texting aren't face-to-face with the person they're dumping so apparently the car is why they chose it. >> when you break up and you say leave, what do you do? you're stranded on the side of the road whether you're the guy or the gal. >> ok. >> think about that before you start going out with that person. good advice. >> now, 5:53 if you're headed across the pond, you'll have a chance to get an up-close look at kate middleton's wedding dress. >> i can't wait! >> a piece of michael jackson's clothing from his iconic thriller video will be up for grabs to the highest bidder. jess, over to you. yes, yes, yes. it is really hot outside. you still want to think twice before you reach for those flip- flops today. i'll explain why, coming up at 6:07. angie? >> have you heard? there is a new food truck in
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town. feeling crabby, hit the streets of d.c. this week serving up crabwiches and scrab salads. you can even grab crab chips and homemade lemonade or ice tea to go with it. visit metromix.com for a full review. also, we have the food truck guide, a list of the 20 best mobile restaurants here in d.c. at d.c..metromix.com/food truck. this is like an iceberg volcano. it's like lightntning in a snowball. it's like frozen hot chocolate. ah! ah! you got it! yeah, i was just reading what was on the cup. try our new dunkin' donuts frozen hot chocolate. it's like frozen hot chocolate. america runs on dunkin'.
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(announcer) gold bond ultimate softening lotion. with shea butter for soft healthy skin. gold bond ultimate softening. this stuff really works. >> look at the 3:00 temperatures, upper 80s to low 90s up in baltimore. i think we'll top off at about 91 in d.c. a 6:00 p.m. temperature of 87. angie? >> thank you, howard. oh my goff, the royal newly beds have a -- newlyweds have a big move coming up. will and kate will relocate from wales where the prince is a royal air force pilot to kensington palace. the move is expected to take place sometime this summer and
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that dress that the former kate middleton got married in will go on public display next month. her wedding foun will be shown at buckingham palace from july 23-october 3rd along with the veil, tiara, shoes and the diamond earrings. total cost only about $29,000. >> wealthy michael jackson fans will be clamoring for a piece of history. the jacket he wore in the thriller video goes up for auction. one auction official says the leather jacket is the most recognized and significant piece of pop culture to come up for sale. the auction will take place in beverly hills. former cbs evening news anchor katie couric is moving tooence. she signed a multiyear contract to host a new daytime talk show that abc will syndicate. cure lick join the network's news division. couric has been approached by several networks. her new show is expected to air in the fall of 2012.
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well, it is true. you don't have to be a runner to finish the race. the zuma run founded by arlington's blackly is all about empowering nonrunners to hit the pavement through training. now, participation in the annapolis run this year, dozens of wives of fallen veterans and also d.c. housewives mary aymonds who took the cake when it came to the one and a half miler. she finished first along with her son, matt. finishing the half marathon, anita brikman. and health producer amy leone and sus is i who used to work with us. is a former running buddy of mine as well. congratulations. for more info, log on to the blog oh my goff at wusa9.com. keyword is run. you can send me ideas on facebook as well. >> thanks, angie. >> thank you for watching us. 9news now at 6:00 a.m. is beginning. i'm andrea roane. >> i'm mike hydeck. angie will be back with her traffic duties. mr. bernstein has your weather first. >> the running forecast do, it early this morning because this
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