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down now. we've got the wet leaves on the wet roads making it slippery. it will be wet on and off most of the day into tonight. here is a look at your day planner. right now, we're 65. i don't really expect much movement today. maybe a couple 3, 4 degrees either direction. mid to upper 60s for highs with the 5:00 p.m. temperature still 65. there may be a passing thunderstorm later today. seeing some thunder down in the carolinas this morning. all the way west of raleigh toward columbia and this is all moving off toward the north and the east with the upper storm off to the west. locally, live doppler 9000 hd, you see waves of showers to our north and east. one across the metro right now and one to our south. all lifting off toward the north but that activity into montgomery county coming out of fairfax county is going to give you wet streets over toward potomac approaching
gaithersburg and germantown. annapolis seeing the showers. southern maryland, down to the northern neck headed your way shortly. temperatures are running around 60 in the shenandoah valley. mid-60s here in the metro. upper 60s down in the northern neck and southern maryland. monika is stepping in. it has been a busy morning early. >> definitely to the east side of town, howard. that's why i'm keeping it at yellow, not only because of an early morning accident at the bay bridge but also as howard said, with the rain and leaves as well out on the roads. let's take a look first of all on the bay bridge. on the westbound span, there were three vehicles. it was cleared about half an hour ago but did lea some delays on the westbound. eastbound you're ok leaving annapolis. now taking a look at duke street, no problems here. from springfield right up to the 14th street bridge, you'll be ok this morning. let's go over to the beltway in tysons corner. no problems at route 7 as we travel on the west side between the american legion bridge and 66, you'll be ok.
if you're planning to take the trains this morning, there are no problems on metro, vre or marc. everything is running on time. coming up, we'll take a look into the district at 5:09. andrea and surae. >> an international murder-for- hire plot planned to go down right here in our nation's capital. an iranian-born u.s. citizen is in a new york jail this morning. >> he's accused of plotting to kill saudi arabia's ambassador to the u.s. with a bomb in a d.c. restaurant. kristin fisher joins us live from the saudi arabian embassy. >> it is surprisingly quiet out here outside the saudi arabian embassy awn day after all of this news broke. this is the official complaint from the justice department and it names two defendants. one is in custody. the other, a member of iranian special operations unit is still at large likely in iran. the man in custody is 56-year-
old manssor arbabsiar. he hired a hitman that he believed worked for a mexican drug cartel. he was an informant. he was arrested in jfk on september 29th. not only has he confessed, he's already identified iranian officials. both men were charged in new york federal court on conspiring to kill the saudi ambassador to the u.s. so far, iran has denied all of the charges. >> this conspiracy was conceived, was sponsor and directed from iran and constitutes a flagrant violation of u.s. and international law. >> kind of action which violates international norms, must be ended. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton is calling for what she calls a chorus of international condemnation of iran. she and other senior state officials will be calling on countries to enforce existing sanctions and possibly
implement new ones in the days and weeks to come. surae, andrea? >> kristin, we talk about that this was going to happen at a d.c. restaurant. do we have any idea which restaurant was being targeted? >> reporter: that is a question that so many washingtonians want to know. it is a question we'll likely learn an answer to in the next few days or weeks. it is not listed in this official complaint. what the complaint does say is that this informant -- excuse me, the iranian in contact with the d.e.a. informant said he was trying to target a restaurant the saudi ambassador frequented twice a week. when he was told it was a restaurant frequented by senators and casualties could be widespread, that iranian then allegedly told the informant that he didn't care so the possibility if this were to go through that there would be mass casualties here on u.s. soil, possibly caused by the
iranian government, just has huge implications for all of the governments going forward. they vary in an interesting situation we'll watch unfold during the days and weeks to come. the woman accused of stabbing a stranger outside a target store yesterday has apparently done this before. surveillance video from the mitchellville target shows the woman wearing a black hoody. police say she is antoinette starks and that after her credit card didn't clear, she ran out of the store with a pack of knives and stabbed a woman several times in the torso. the victim is hospitalized in stable condition. records show starks was found not criminally responsible for a 2005 attack at the nordstrom in westfield montgomery mall and order into a mental institution. the tuesday evening commute was frightening for thousands of metro riders. it started when a man jumped on to the tracks at the clarendon station. he was struck and seriously
injured by a train. now, that forced outbound orange line trains to unload all passengers at rosslyn and put them on buses but the rosslyn station became so overloaded, causing more panic when the escalator shut down. some passengers got overheated walking up to the street level. the republican presidential hopefuls debated last night in new hampshire. this bloomberg "washington post" sponsored forum focused on the economy and jobs. >> can you name all 59 points in your 160-page plan? >> the american people in the kind of financial crisis they're in, they need someone who knows how to create jobs and i do. >> we've got to get our spending house in order. >> they want to really change things, the first person to fire is bernanke who is a disaster as chairman of the federal reserve. second person to fire is geithner. >> now, new hampshire holds the nation's first primary in january. former massachusetts governor mitt romney holds a wide lead in state polls. it is 5:06.
time for the latest "your money" report of the morning. jessica doyle is off today. this morning, the major asian markets were mixed, some closing up slightly. others lost a few points. the dow fell almost 17 points to 11,416. when the nasdaq and s&p posted modest gains in tuesday's trading. president obama's plan to create jobs failed a procedural but key vote in the senate yesterday. every republican and some democrats voted against it. >> why would you support a approach that we already know won't work. >> most who voted against the bill balked at the plan's tax hikes. president obama says he's ready to try a new way to get it passed by breaking the legislation up into individual parts. facebook has finally released its app for apple'sipad.
the application showcases many familiar facebook features integrating gestures and swipes to help users navigate the social network. the delay has been the subject of internet rumors including a possible rift between facebook ceo mark zuckerberg and apple executives. others claimed facebook preferred a web-based application that bypassed apple's strict app store rules. if you use a blackberry, be happy you're in the u.s. for a third straight day, blackberry users in other parts of the world are experiencing messaging and browsing problems. the problems first surfaced monday in europe, the middle east and africa then spread to latin america and india yesterday. the issue seems to be a core switch failure. there are no reports of any problems in the united states. it is 5:08. the man who took over for osama bin laden issues a new video. >> police a pacific hurricane made landfall in mexico overnight. >> ahead in sports, the redskins try to improve their
it is 5:10 on this wednesday morning. grab the rain gear. not raining everywhere all the time but look for a wet day. our day planner calling for temperatures to barely move into the mid to upper 60s. on and off showers and a brisk wind out of the northeast and east at 10 to 15. monika is up with timesaver traffic. >> we're going to take a live look into northwest d.c. here on pennsylvania avenue at 8th street. a nice shot of the capitol in the background. nice and quiet here and on
constitution avenue along the mall. no problems on the potomac and anacostia river crossing. we'll take a look into maryland at 5:18. andrea, back to you. making news now at 5:11, the man who took over for osama bin laden as leader of al-qaeda has released a new video. in the 13-minute speech, iamin is a native of egypt. the gaithersburg man suspected in the disappearance of his travel companion in aruba is appealing his detention. police jailed gary giordano in august after the presumed death of robyn gardner of frederick, maryland. giordano says gardner vanished while they were snorkeling. hurricane jova made landfall along the west coast of mexico. the storm churned up choppy waves which destroyed some beachfront property. rainfall totals could exceed one foot in the hardest hit
area. >> we don't have anything like a hurricane here but there is plenty of rain around town today. howard's soggy full forecast is coming up at 5:16. >> at 5:2 2, the tables turn in the american league championship series. at 5:39, a new batch of whiskey coming out this week made from george washington's recipe. icy hot patches. targeted no-mess relief. icy to dull pain. hot to relax it away. pain's no match for the icy hot patch.
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welcome back, everybody, on this rainy, soggy wednesday. we're going to try to stay dry. >> recycled for water. that's a good thing. >> we've been liking the forecast lately. >> we had a nice -- about a week of nice weather. the weekend is coming. if you've got some plans or want to go maybe to the pumpkin patch or apple picking, weather will cooperate for that as well. get rid of the rain before the end of the week. here we go though, this morning, the bus stop forecast, showers out there. some are light. some are not so light. temps running from the upper 50s out to the west in the shenandoah valley. mid-60s, even upper 60s down south. sunrise today, 7:14. our day planner has the threat for showers on and off all day.
temperatures barely moving through the mid and upper 60s for highs. winds northeast to east at about 10 to 15 miles per hour. by 8:00 tonight, we're still in the mid-60s. still with a threat for a couple of showers, even a rumble of thunder around thanks to the storm system coming up in florida earlier in the week. a little tropical moisture involved. some of the downpours on the hefty side. plenty of breaks down across southern virginia and more hefty showers west of raleigh and a few new ones east of raleigh coming up 95 a little bit later. waves of rain here from southern pennsylvania just north of us and now just south of us. the showers that were in fairfax and loudoun have moved up into montgomery county over toward howard and parts of prince george's county and anne arundel counties. light and darker greens. these are some light to moderate showers. nothing too heavy. certainly enough to make the commute down 270 west coming down 95 from columbia this morning, it will be wet. same story coming down 89.
you're going to run into some wet roads. in bethesda at northwest, some lighter showers. we'll move off toward the south and the west. looking over toward -- heavier showers here. these are the guys just about to move back into southern fairfax county. quantico, all of the areas in fauquier and stafford county looking at some of the heavier showers. this goes down toward spotsylvania. coming out of the northern neck, we noticed south of colonial beach, also toward st. mary city. all listed north. st. mary's and charles county. get ready for more wet weather and waves. temperatures not too bad. mid-60s in town. upper 60s south. the 50s still holding on across the shenandoah valley. oakland, the cool spot at 3,000 feet at 50. 65, light rain. east-northeast wind at 16 with the dew points in the low 60s this morning. that storm system, bigger picture of it spinning across ohio and pennsylvania and notice the showers coming out
of georgia into south carolina. this is headed toward us a little bit later today. so, the forecast then today, wet at times, on and off showers. 67. tonight, we're back in the upper 50s and low 60s. 74 tomorrow. sun in the afternoon and then tomorrow night into friday, a few more showers, temps in the upper 60s. the weekend looks good. 72 for the 'skins home game on sunday. here's monika with your latest timesaver traffic. >> yellow light. i'll probably keep it that way. no big incidents to talk about. but with the rain and the slippery road conditions with the leaves falling, i'll leave it at yellow. here is a look at the beltway. no problems around town. we'll zoom in first to 270. no problems from frederick down to the point where the lanes divide. a live look at shady grove road. there is no big deals as you head down to the beltway and over to the american legion bridge. a little bit of volume here. let's go back out to the maps. we'll zoom into southern
maryland on the southside of town. we're looking good on route 4, route 5, route 301 up into the beltway and down through oxon hill, you'll be ok. let's take a live look at the beltway. again, near andrews air force base, you'll be ok. here's what it looks like on university boulevard. we're looking good here as well. i'm just getting word of an accident on new hampshire avenue in silver spring. i'll have that in my next report. andrea and surae. >> thank you, monika. the american league championship series won't be a sweep afterall. highlights coming up in sports. >> despite their 3-1 record, there are concerns the redskins offense is scoring enough to keep winning. >> here is another look at the question of the morning. >> ok. 35% of women have ended a relationship with a man because of his obsession with this one thing. is it... >> here's a look at a response you posted on the facebook.com/wusa9 page. katherine hernandez wrote at first i was thinking sports but
anne arundel. off to the south, generally along and south of i-66 down through 95 and prince william county and into st. mary's county. what we're looking at today, waves of showers through the day. some of these as we head toward the middle of the day, could be heavier ones here and there. temperatures barely make it into the upper 60s this afternoon. maybe some low 70s down south. surae and andrea, over to you. thank you, howard. >> the american league championship series switched cities last night. >> early on, it looked as if texas didn't care about being the away team. the rangers started the game with three consecutive singles for a 1-0 lead but detroit's martinez tied the game with a solo home run in the fourth inning right there and the tigers built on their lead from there. winning 5-2. however, they still trail two games to one in the series. here's dave owens with the rest of your morning sports. good morning, everybody. how confident should the redskins be heading into sown? they're 3-1 all right but look
deeper, outside of the giants game, it has been a lot of sketchy offense. remember a couple of monday nights ago, dallas gave them a game and they didn't take it. just 16 points against the cardinals. redskins were an abysmal 2-7 in the red zone. putrid is the word that comes to mind so the marching orders for the offense this week, simple! >> we gotta score. we gotta eat up the clock and score. in the past, we've made mistakes on offense. we've given the offense a lot of chances to go out there and play. we can't do that this week. >> they can lose six games in a row and come out and still beat us. you can't sleep on a team like philly. >> no, you certainly can't do that. a lot of changes in college park, for example, a month ago, danny o'brien looked like he was about to blow up nationally in a good way. he's just blown up. four performances in the past few weeks has been fighting for his job with c.j. brown. neither was made available to the media. thanks a lot, maryland. teammates had to answer to reporters. they said they supported both.
randy edsall said i'll play the guy who gives us a best chance to win. when have we heard that before? >> going for his second win as u.s. national coach against ecuador. check out webster's dictionary and look up the word sweet and you'll see him. ecuador wins it 1-nil last night. 2-3 as your u.s. national head coach. i'm dave owens. have a great day, everybody. >> we're going to show you the special way the redskins treated some local breast cancer survivors in our next half hour. >> plus, federal investigators say the iranian government was behind a plot to assassinate a governor here in washington. >> andrea, we'll take a look at the map on the southbound side of new hampshire avenue, police are on the scene of an accident. watch out as you're leaving toward the accident scene. i'll have more on this and virginia roadways coming up at 5:30. you're watching 9news now.
welcome back to 9news now on this wednesday morning. i'm andrea roane. >> i'm a surae chinn. mike hydeck is off today. thank you so much for joining us this morning. monika has your wet traffic. >> wet traffic commute. >> and wet weather. >> wet weather. this is one of those mornings, i don't know if it is the weather or the wetness, i'm having a tough time getting the engines running. it is wednesday. i'm not a coffee drinker but boy, i wish i was. >> everybody's got some dark chocolate, i need a pick me up this wednesday morning. you might, too, when i show you the day planner. showers that will be possible all day. it won't rain all day but showers, even some thunder will be possible at times later this afternoon. temps in the mid to upper 60s for highs. temperatures really not moving much. and as we look at the big
doppler image, composwit the satellite. you can see the storm system coming through the ohio valley. you also see down here, a line of showers and storms just west of greensboro. we're picking up lightning. we'll watch that for later today. right now, the activity is fairly light. you see some showers across areas in montgomery county and also down south. prince william and fauquier counties over toward southern maryland and the northern neck. for our temperatures, they're running around 60 in the shenandoah valley. mid-60s in the metro. we've got some wet roads in many areas now, monika. >> i'm giving you the yellow light because your shoelace is untied. please take care of that. taking care of our people, you know. it is the yellow light. that's because it is raining outside. you've got leaves on the ground. it could be slippery out there. here's what it looks like. no big deals right now. let's take a live look a little further north at the 14th street bridge. no problems as you head across
the 14th street bridge. look at that, the capitol and all of the areas near the washington monument. let's go back over to the maps and this time, we're going to zoom into 66. no problems from manassas through centreville. everything is fine here. in fact, we'll take a live look at 66 in centreville. we're look good all the way into vienna and a quick look at your travel times, northbound 295, no problems from the beltway to the 11th street bridge. 66 in from 7100 is 11 minutes. 495 to 270 is 10 minutes right now. we'll take a look at an accident in silver spring at 5:39. back to you guys. >> demonstrators get final approval to set up a semipermanent camp at freedom plaza. >> the stop the machine protest began last thursday to coincide with the ten-year anniversary of the start of the war in afghanistan. their original permit expired monday but protest organizers have finalized a deal with the national park service. it will allow the demonstrators
to remain in the plaza through december 30th. >> a string of bombings in baghdad targeted iraqi police officers, 14 people are reported dead and at least 60 more wounded. the attacks raised more questions about whether iraqi police can effectively secure baghdad once u.s. combat forces leave at the end of the year. federal authorities say the government of iran was behind a plot to assassinate saudi arabia's ambassador and the assassination was to have taken place here in washington, d.c. with a bombing that could have killed dozens of innocent people. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is outside the saudi embassy in northwest with more. good morning, kristin. >> good morning, andrea. the plan was to kill the saudi ambassador to the u.s. by bombing one of his favorite d.c. restaurants. now which restaurant exactly, we still don't know but what we do know is that mass casualties were accessible. the iranian defendants were willing to take out innocent civilians if that's what it
took to get the saudi ambassador to the u.s. here's the director speaking at yesterday's press conference. >> these individuals had no regard for their intended victim. no regard for innocent citizens who might have been hurt or killed in this attempted assassination. >> the justice department says the assassination attempt that was planned to go down at that saudi ambassador's favorite restaurant was a restaurant he ate at about two times a week. the defendants thought they had hired a hitman from a mexican drug cartel to do the job but really it was an informant for the d.e.a. who later spilled the beans. one of the defendants is in custody in new york. 56-year-old arbabsiar. the other is a member of the special operations unit. he's still at large. both are charged with conspiracy to kill the saudi ambassador to the u.s. so far, iran has denied the charges. andrea? >> thank you, kristin fisher outside the saudi embassy.
>> friends of a gaithersburg man who died mysteriously on the tracks want to know if he was the victim of foul play. 37-year-old benoit's body was found on the tracks on october 1st. metro investigators say everything points to it being an accident but friends say there's too much about the case which just doesn't make sense. >> adding a little more anxiety to the whole situation. >> we want to know what happened and just that there was no foul play involved. >> the 37-year-old chockco had taped an unreleased episode of who wants to be a millionaire in the weeks before he died. he was a quiz show whiz and also a highly regarded biochemist. a pioneer of the gay rights movement has died. frank kameny was fired as a government astronomer for being a homosexual. in 1965, kameny became the
first to stage gay rights protests in front of the white house and the pentagon. signs as well as buttons from and levolets are now housed at the smithsonian's national museum of american history. frank was 86 years old. d.c. mayor vincent gray's office is organizing a rally and march to advocate for full representation in congress. full democracy for d.c. will take place saturday and protestors plan to march from freedom plaza to the martin luther king jr. memorial. that memorial which is the first monument on the national mall to honor a black person, will be dedicated this sunday. the original ceremony in late august was postponed because of hurricane irene. president obama will deliver the keynote address. other speakers include congressman john lies and members of the king family. >> time for another "your money" report. jessica doyle is off today. the justice department wants to take a closer look at a deal
that would allow us airways to expand its flights. it wants to trade 132 daily landing rights in la guardia to delta. in exchange, us airways would get 42 such rights at national from delta. the justice department has determined the la guardia portion does not raise antitrust concerns but it wants to keep investigating the reagan portion even though the transportation department granted final approval yesterday. a popular jogging stroller is being recalled because of concerns about choking. the consumer product safety commission says the backing of the embroidered logo patch on the bob canopy can come loose. the commission has received six reports of children putting the backing in their mouths. sony says it has detected a large number of unauthorized attempts to access user accounts on its playstation network and other online entertainment services. the tokyo-based company has temporarily locked about 93,000 accounts and sent e-mail
notifications and password reset procedures to those customers. the incidence follow an embarrassing data breach earlier this year which promised personal data from more than one million accounts. if you're looking for a fun family outing, the nation's number one aquarium is right up the road in baltimore. according to coastal living magazine, the national aquarium is followed by the ones in monterey and seaworld. >> 5:37. d.c. students match wits with the professional chess player in 30 simultaneous matches. >> plus, it is too late to becoming a founding father but this weekend you can buy a new batch of george washington's whiskey. hmm. we'll be right back.
looking at live doppler 9000 hd, still more activity off to the south. prince william, fauquier county, down through the northern neck and southern maryland as well. southern calvert seeing the showers. threat for showers all day and this afternoon, even the threat for a few rumbles of thunder as temperatures make it up into the upper 60s for highs. more on the forecast in just a few. right now, inside to monica. >> we'll take a look at a map right now where police have been dealing with an accident southbound new hampshire avenue at spencerville road. be careful as you leave ashton and heading toward new hampshire. greens golf course and the accident scene. if you're planning to head to the beltway, you'll be fine. coming up, we'll take a closer look into maryland in my next report. back to you, surae. >> thank you, monika. listen to this. 30 students got the chance to play chess with a pro in northwest washington. the first african-american international chess grandmaster
maurice ashley stopped at the nonprofit u.s. chess center on m street. there, he played 30 chess games against d.c. students, all at the same time. ashley advocates chess as a way to connect with inner city students to prove their academic and social skills. today, master distillers will present their re-creations of the alcohol. the aged george washington rye whiskey will go on sale at mt. vernon for $185 a bottle. this version is different from what was sold last year but it is still made according to washington's 18th century distilling technique. visitors can also sample some of george's apple brandy. >> take that out for a good, special occasion. >> $185 a bottle, you bet. >> let's take a look at another check of our question of the morning. >> the question is 35% of women have ended a relationship with a man because of his obsession with this one thing.
is it sports? beer or video games? >> here's a look at a response you posted on the facebook.com/wusa9 page. debra wrote all of the above because all of those would be a deal breaker for me. >> log on to the facebook.com/wusa9 page and leave your response and we'll reveal the answer in about an hour. coming up, we'll hear from a local singer trying to win gospel's version of a grammy award. >> nasa released a new photo showing what the horizon looks like on the red planet. >> here is a look at who's celebrating a birthday today. comedian and civil rights activist gregory is 79. journalist chris wallace is 64. and actor carlos bernard is 49 years old. >> his movie real steel was tops at the box office. hugh jackman is 43. he starred on growing pains. kirk cameron is 41. and former olympic sprinter marion jones is 36. and olympic skier bode miller
good morning. welcome back to 9news now. 5:46. it is a struggle for howard to get through the forecast. >> i'm working it. >> getting through the rain and everything. >> maybe it is wednesday. i don't know. >> got the wednesday blues, people. >> i feel it. >> we're going to get through it together. one way or another. this morning, getting ready for the bus, grab the rain gear. it is not raining everywhere. a lot of the rain is the light variety. it is damp outside. our bus stop forecast has the showers around. cool and damp, temps from the upper 50s to mid-60s. sunrise not until 7:14 this morning and sets about 6:35 this afternoon. the threat for showers, maybe some thunder will be with us
all day as temperatures get into the mid-60s. even upper 60s for highs. 5:00 p.m. temperature around 65. yesterday, we did manage to get into the lower 70s. winds northeast to east. 10 to 15-mile-per-hour range. it will be a little bit brisk at times. moisture has been coming up in waves. a lot of it is north of town and west of town. the heavy stuff through west virginia. you notice down here through roanoke going through north carolina, the line of yellows and oranges, that's a line of thunderstorms around the greensboro area. there is instability coming toward us later this morning into the afternoon. that's why we've got the threat for thunderstorms as well. looking at live doppler 9000 hd. relatively quiet in the immediate d.c. vicinity. to our northeast, some showers in and around baltimore, the eastern shore. lighter showers through montgomery county. these things are diminishing as they track up toward western howard. back south of 66 in toward manassas and warrenton and marshall and haymarket down toward quantico. lighter showers. then as we go down in toward
colonial beach and dahlgren, heavier showers. you see how quiet it is there. you have to get into southwest fairfax county to pick up the showers. i do want to take you down toward the northern neck and southern maryland. we've got showers there. just west of colonial beach tracking up toward dahlgren and here from st. leonard down toward ridge and st. mary's county, got the showers all tracking up 235 and route 5. 65 is our current temperature with 65 in easton. 69 in salisbury. 59 out in winchester this morning. the dew points are way up. it is a little bit muggy as well. 62 on the dew point and a brisk east-northeast wind at 16 miles per hour. the storm system which started in florida on monday which was across georgia on tuesday is now the upper storm anyway is back here across ohio and west virginia with the trailing showers and storms. right through central areas of south carolina, all of this will be lifting toward us. at times today, showers. other times, a few storms.
could be a couple of heavier downpours. you may get an hour or two with a lull in the action as well. just keep the rain gear handy to be on the safe side. with highs in the upper 60s. 70s tomorrow after a morning shower. tomorrow night into friday, more showers with another system upper 60s friday. the weekend clears out saturday. cool and pleasant, 66. sunday, real nice. high temperatures then in the low 70s. monika samtani, we've got a yellow light on for quite some time. explain yourself! >> it could be your fault. you're the one who's talking about the weather. we've got the yellow light because of the weather. the rain and the falling leaves, slippery road conditions. we have a ton of fender-benders all around town. too many to mention. suffice it to say they're minor in nature. there is a lot around. could slow you down a bit. we'll zoom in first to the beltway northside of town. there was an accident on the outer loop at connecticut avenue. moved to the shoulder. we're going to take a live look in college park and you can see that the volumes are still light heading around from 95
into silver spring. be aware of those minor accidents all around town this morning. let's go back over to the maps. this time, we're going to zoom into the other side. early morning accident, on the westbound side of route 50 at the bay bridge was cleared. left delays. everything should be ok. no problems on the bw parkway. we'll take a live look at 95 from route 198. we're looking good here as well. back over to the trains if you're planning to use metro, vre or marc, everything is running on time. another look around the area at 6:00. surae? >> making news at 5:49, a new study suggests large amounts of vitamin e can increase a man's risk of prostate cancer. that's prompted the chief medical officer of the american cancer society to tell men to stop taking large doses of vitamin e and talk to their doctor. he adds smaller doses typically found in multivitamins are considered just fine. oil or the heat. some gulf coast shrimpers are
wondering if last year's bp oil spill is killing off their livelihood. shrimp production is down 80% along the texas gulf coast but some fishermen think it could be related to this year's drought in the lone star state. overseas imports have kept shrimp prices from going up. >> nasa has released photographs of the horizon from the planet mars. the rover opportunity took image while traveling. the 13 mile journey took three years to complete. a treat for you this morning. a local gospel singer says she needs your help realizing a dream. tanya dallas lewis is close to being on the ballot of one of gospel music's biggest honors. and she joins us now this morning to talk about the honor and let us hear why she should be nominated for a stellar award. good morning, tonya. >> good morning, andrea, thank you. >> just getting on the ballot, how close are you? >> i'm on the ballot but in steep competition with world renowned artists like yolanda
adams, kirk franklin. >> you're in competition with yolanda adams and kirk franklin. >> this is my debut cd. online voting is open to the public. they get a chance to vote and d.c.'s own right here is on the ballot in category 6 and 14. >> what's the best site? >> best stellar awards. >> please, d.c., i need you. >> we have that posted on our web site at wusa9.com. you've heard how you can help. now you need to hear why you should help tonya. let's see. ♪ ♪ there's something about a
miracle ♪ when things don't go your way ♪ you think about the things you go through every day ♪ and in your heart, your hope is gone and you realize ♪ that things will get better with time ♪ and you feel that all the things you've come through will never change ♪ you wake up then you will say ♪ there
scattered showers this morning. most rain is from the lighter variety. we see the waves of moisture coming toward us. temperatures won't be moving much. mid maybe upper 60s for highs. as we get into the afternoon hours, scattered showers, even a few thunderstorms here and there. 3:00 temperatures in the upper 60s. maybe some 70s down south. still some 60s for 6:00. computers trying to generate heavier between annapolis and easton by then. andrea? >> the redskins are only a quarter of a way through their season but they're already honoring some all-stars. tight end chris cooley hosted the 4th annual all-star survivor celebration for breast cancer patients at redskins park in ashburn, virginia. 20 area women battling breast canser were treated to a day of pampering which also included gifts, some brand new wigs, scarves, clothes and a custom
redskins jersey. cooley's mother, nancy is a survivor as is owner dan snyder's wife, tanya. >> anything that we can do to touch people's lives, to get the message to women to take care of themselves, to make that appointment and to pay attention to anything different and unusual that's going on with their body, the earlier you catch it, the difference is tremendous. for the outcome. >> the redskins are sponsoring several events throughout this breast cancer awareness month as part of an effort around the national football league. you can join me in the fight against breast cancer by logging on to wusa9.com. click on the buddy check 9 page. the guinness book of world records people are still adding up the numbers to see if the first lady is a new record holder. michelle obama became jumper in chief tuesday. leading hundreds of area children in jumping jacks on the south lawn of the white house. that was the starting point for the world record attempt. to break the record, more than
20,000 people must be documented doing jumping jacks for a minute within a 24-hour period. wow. lots of people. >> how about another record breaker. if you would like a world record cocktail, head to las vegas this friday. that's where bartenders are working to create the world's largest margarita. and appropriately, it is to celebrate the opening of the newest jimmy buffett margaritaville outlet. staff will pour in the tequila to complete the 8500 gallon margarita which should surpass the current record by nearly 900 gallons. they're not taking any chances there. >> big party there. >> wow. >> that's a lot of salt. think about it. think about it while you're watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. mike hydeck is off. he's in the happiest place on